The 8 Best Octopus Studies this Year–for World Octopus Day

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The octopus is an intelligent, curious, and clever multitasker. We two-armed humans often struggle to keep up with it. But the pace of octopus research is accelerating. And this has been a big year for octopus science. So to celebrate International Octopus Day, let's see what we have learned about these amazing animals--and what they are teaching …

Will Octopuses Become Our Overlords? Join Me @ Nerd Nite Denver, October 30, To Find Out!

Octopuses are smart, sneaky, and can camouflage the pants off even the best-dressed human hunter. So the question is not whether octopuses will take over the world--but how? Join me and fellow curious humans October 30 at Denver's very own Nerd Nite. There will be two other awesome short talks (about coffee and quantum physics), …

Time Out New York: Culture vultures should check out “Octopus!” April 3 in NYC–proceeds to benefit Housing Works

Never mind the cooked octo-arm in the profile pic, Time Out New York recommends "Octopus! A Discussion of Animal Intelligence, Behavior--and Robots" on Thursday! I couldn't agree more. We'll have Jennifer Basil discussing her work with these and other amazing cephalopods, Robert Lurz philosophizing on what octopuses might think about other octopuses, and Frank Grasso describing his …

Octopuses + Brains + Robots: An Awesome Evening of Weird Science in NYC, Thursday April 3

What can octopuses teach us about the evolution of intelligence? What about robots? Join me and three amazing experts Thursday, April 3, 7-8:30pm at Housing Works Bookstore, for a fascinating evening discussing the weird and wonderful things octopuses have helped us understand about brains and bots--and what we still have to learn from them. Thursday, …