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Posts From Laiba Akhtar

Q&A: Why do Octopi have warts?

Q&A: Why do Octopi have warts?

Image courtesy of Janet Voight When Janet Voight received deep-sea Graneledone pacifica specimens, she noticed that they looked different from their shallow water counterparts. “I received these really precious deep-sea octopi, and I was supposed to say whether or not

Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us

Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us

How much do you think about algae? Unless you regularly eat seaweed snacks, likely not much. However, algae—albeit green and slimy—is more than meets the eye, and this tiny organism might even have an important role in shaping our future.