They’re literally called gloomy octopuses. Peter Godfrey-Smith You wouldn’t think that the so-called gloomy octopus would be the stand-out socializer in its genus. Octopuses are notoriously bad at getting along with each other, and in almost all cases seem to live out their lives in isolation. They might fight for resources, and […]

Known as the “Fish Guy,” Adam Summers earned his moniker for an odd hobby turned academic obsession: giving dead fish a computerized tomography, or CT, scan. The biomechanist at Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island, Washington, has been haphazardly scanning fluid-preserved collections of fish for 20 years—”I literally traded […]