1 May 2021
In this edition, we tell you about an animal which is famous for its alien-like abilities. From regrowing damaged arms to changing its skin colour and texture, we dig into what makes the octopus such a mysterious invertebrate, analysing its sleeping patterns as well as its cognitive and social abilities.
29 Mar 2021
Footage showing an octopus shifting in colour while asleep has been released by scientists in Brazil, who have published a new study saying the sophisticated cephalopods experience at least two different types of sleep. One of these states, which they dubbed "active sleep," is akin to rapid eye movement (REM) in mammals, birds and some reptiles -- raising the intriguing possibility that, like humans, octopuses experience dreams.