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Friday Cephalopod: the Legion arrives

The crackpots are bustin’ out all over — not just in politics, but also in science. Remember Stuart Pivar? The septic tank tycoon who invented a whole new theory of evolution and development that he called Lifecode, built entirely around imaginary drawings of how embryos formed by folding and stretching themselves like balloon animals? It…

Black Friday Cephalopod

Friday Cephalopod: How to make a squid

Just follow the simple steps in this video.

You’d think Octopolis would be a lovely place, but then you discover it’s a junk-covered slum where the octopuses are engaged in street warfare.

Friday Cephalopod: Fear them

You knew that one beneficiary of over-fishing (it removes competition) and climate change (they like it warm) is that cephalopod populations are booming, right? Those of us who love the little beasties also have appreciate that they are a portent of coming oceanic doom. Spooky.

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My university is hiring for a full-time, tenure-track biology position. Take a look at our job ad: Duties/Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate biology courses including cell biology, genetics, electives in the applicant’s areas of expertise, and other courses that support the biology program; advising undergraduates; conducting research that could involve undergraduates; and sharing in the governance and…

Little known fact: like Costa’s hummingbird, the facial plumage has an iridescent underside that I can flash with muscle contractions.