Octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish are surprisingly smart for invertebrates. Researchers are gaining some insights into how intelligence helps them.
Cuttlefish can delay gratification, suggesting smarts like chimpanzees and crows
Maybe the big question isn’t why are cuttlefish so smart but why are chimpanzees so dumb?
The same genes code for legs as for tentacles
The folks at Nature will be back to us when they come up with a no-design story.
Researchers: Program for limb development may have been in “in the bilaterian common ancestor”
What? Doug Axe draws attention to a new paper at Evolution News and Science Today which suggests that “the genetic program for limb development predates limbs.” Abstract: Cephalopod mollusks evolved numerous anatomical innovations, including specialized arms and tentacles, but little is known about the developmental mechanisms underlying the evolution of cephalopod limbs. Here we report that Read More…