Octopuses Can Defy Their Genetic Instructions - And It's Slowed Down Their Evolution

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Are octopuses so clever because they ignore their genetic programming? Research has shown that octopuses and other cephalopods edit the messages sent from their DNA instead of following them almost exactly like most living things usually do.

The Octopus That Wasn't In The Goonies

Pat Higgins | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

First page of the novelisation of The Goonies. On the inside leaf; a teaser bit of text from later in the novel, designed to whet your appetite. A description of an octopus attacking the kids, in a flooded cavern with a pirate ship floating sedately in the background.

The Most Devoted Parents of the Animal Kingdom

Frontier | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

The North Pacific Octopus though makes the biggest sacrifice for reproduction. Once in their lifetime, a female octopus carries eggs inside her for five months and then finds a safe hiding place to expel up to 100,000 eggs!

Think You're Ready to Be a Parent?

Lucy Tobin | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Tobin

Pick up 10kg of flour from the supermarket. Don't put it down for 12 hours. Whilst carrying it, continue normal tasks, including paying for the rest of your shopping, smiling tightly when strangers poke your flour and ask its gender, travelling home, and unpacking your shopping.

Seven Small Deadly Animals

Frontier | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK

Deadly animals? Sure. Crocodiles, snakes, sharks. But we are talking much, much smaller. The obvious small animal with the ability to kill you - and i...

Genome Study Reveals Octopuses Are 'Aliens'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

A new study has revealed that octopuses are basically aliens. Research on their individual DNA make-up discovered that they are unlike any other creat...

Octopus Carries Coconut Across Ocean Floor, Like A Boss

Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

An industrious octopus has been caught on video appearing to carry two halves of a coconut across the ocean floor. The medium-sized species was fi...

Smile! Octopus Turns The Camera On Its Visitors

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech

The octopus is a hugely intelligent creature, demonstrated by it's fairly common ability to escape its own enclosures along with the fact that most oc...

Four Ways to Accidentally Rock at Children's Parties

Natasha Batsford | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I don't often get called effortless: In fact in a stand up contest with a one legged emu I reckon I would still come off looking more awkward. It's a natural gift of mine, my hair is never tidy, my clothes are always creased and I never, ever look like I have my shit together. This is especially true of birthday parties...

Octopus Robot Blurs Line Between Fake And Real

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

A robotic octopus has been successfully tested in open water by utilising life-like swimming techniques which help it not only move quicker but blend ...

Put This In Your Mouth: HP Lovecraft-Inspired Meal Combines Turkey, Octopus, Crab & Bacon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Horrify your guests this Christmas by serving them this culinary abomination. Combining a turkey with crab legs, octopus tentacles and bacon strip...

Octo-Whoops: Snorkeller Kills & Eats Ultra-Rare Six-Legged Hexapus (PICTURES)

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
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The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A fresh octopus has been found dead near the top of England's highest mountain. The pasty-white, limp carcass was discovered by a team of volunteer...

Review of 'Salt Sugar Smoke' by Diana Henry

V.C. Linde | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home
V.C. Linde

Salt Sugar Smoke is broken into different sections of preserving and then each part begins with extensive notes on the methods and ingredients used. It could easily have become dry and dull but Diana Henry has such a way of writing that it is interesting.

Review of 'Leon: Family & Friends' by Kay Plunkett-Hogge & John Vincent

V.C. Linde | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home
V.C. Linde

Leon is known for tasty fast food that's good for you. The cookbook is split into easy-to-use meal sections. There are a good range of styles and cultures from Southern USA to Spain. The photographs were a little washed out and the styling was rather cluttered so the dishes didn't always look appetising.

Diver Receives Death Threats After Killing Giant Octopus In Seattle 'For Dinner'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 20-year-old diver is receiving death threats after capturing a giant octopus and taking it home "for dinner". Dylan Mayer caught the 30lb animal...

Review of 'Eat Your Veg' by Arthur Potts Dawson

V.C. Linde | Posted 12.11.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

This lovely cookbook from Arthur Potts Dawson doesn't preach about eating more veggies but rather shows that you probably want to eat more anyway.

Your Meal Is Alive (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Writhing, twitching, flexing and wriggling this lobster looks like he's having one hell of a bad day. And things are about to get much worse - for his...

Review of 'Eat London 2' by Terence Conran and Peter Prescott

V.C. Linde | Posted 29.06.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

Eat London 2 - Terence Conran and Peter Prescott Octopus Publishing - 2012 Photography - Lisa Linder Eat London 2 is mostly a foodie travel guide to ...

Review of The Good Table by Valentine Warner

V.C. Linde | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

The Good Table is a very entertaining cookbook with some outstanding recipes. The introduction is well written and clear. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it although I suspect that may, at least in part, be because Warner and I share an almost identical outlook on food and cooking.