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7 clever behaviors of octopuses

Do you ever wonder if octopuses will one day take over as the planet’s most intelligent species? (And let’s get something out of the way: yes, octopuses is the correct plural.) No one could blame you if you believed in…

How safe are e-cigarettes?

When e-cigarettes were introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, they were billed as a safe alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. But since then various studies have found that these e-cigs may not be so harmless after all. Researchers found…

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Video games offer clues to help curb animal disease outbreaks

As Asia and Europe battle African swine fever outbreaks, new research shows how farmers’ risk attitudes affect the spread of infectious animal diseases and offers a first-of-its kind model for testing disease control and prevention strategies. Getting just 10% of risk tolerant farmers to adopt biosecurity measures resulted in a significant reduction of disease, but keeping the disease under control required at least 40% of risk-takers to change their behaviors.

How octopus arms make decisions

Researchers studying the behavior and neuroscience of octopuses have long suspected that the animals’ arms may have minds of their own. A new model is the first attempt at a comprehensive representation of information flow between the octopus’s suckers, arms and brain, based on previous research in octopus neuroscience and behavior, and new video observations conducted in the lab.

Researchers model how octopus arms make decisions (+ video)

(American Geophysical Union) Researchers studying the behavior and neuroscience of octopuses have long suspected that the animals’ arms may have minds of their own. A new model being presented at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference, co-hosted by AGU and NASA, is the first attempt at a comprehensive representation of information flow between the octopus’s suckers, arms and brain, based on previous research in octopus neuroscience and behavior, and new video observations conducted in the lab.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #25

Latest Posts 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #25 In 1982, Exxon accurately predicted global warming New Research for Week #24, 2019 Ocean advocates are increasingly concerned about climate change 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change &…