Octopus Eyes Are Crazier Than We Imagined

As if we needed more evidence that cephalopods are on the verge of a global uprising that will end in humanity’s destruction, our favorite tentacled invertebrates appear to have an insane visual system that allows them to perceive color despite being technically colorblind. This, along with distributed brains and the ability to bust out of jars from the inside? We’re screwed.

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Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, radiation bombardment, and even the vacuum of deep space. Now scientists have sequenced a tardigrade genome, and are very surprised by the results.

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Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

I’ve passed on the usual stories about Phineas Gage, and how his famous incident changed him into a sociopath. It turns out that how his damage affected his personality is less certain than we thought.

Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts..