Scientists gave MDMA to octopuses- and what happened was profound

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When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly interested in physical touch. A group of scientists recently wondered whether this drug might have a similar effect on other species—specifically, octopuses, which are seemingly as different from humans as an animal can be. The results of their experiment, in which seven octopuses took MDMA, were “unbelievable.”

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Scienstists Developing Robotic Octopus To Sovle Mysteries Of The Sea

Scienstists Developing Robootic Octopus To Sovle Mysteries Of The Sea

Sea Life Of Fondo Marino de Palma de Mallorca

Scientists are developing a robotic octopus that will be able to search the seabed with the same extraordinary dexterity as the real eight-legged cephalopod. With no solid skeleton, the robot would be the world’s first entirely soft robot, say researchers.

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The Mysterious Mimic Octopus

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Wow this octopus is good

While persons with dissociative disorders, or multiple personalities, have been known to have as many as 100 personalities, they have not been known to morph into totally different creatures — except in the movies, of course. But one cephalopod, the Indo-Malayan octopus, totally transforms itself into at least 15 different sea animals. So far, at least, the Indo-Malayan octopus is the ultimate biomimic — life imitating life. Continue reading… “The Mysterious Mimic Octopus”

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The Love Life of an Octopus

The Love Life of an Octopus

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inserted hectocotylus. Arrow 2 points an oviducal gland

They flirt, hold hands and guard their lovers jealously — yet they don’t even have bones. The love lives of octopuses are far more complex than anyone thought, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, reported.

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