Octopus blood: a natural antifreeze?

Octopus blood: a natural antifreeze?

How does an octopus survive in the below-freezing waters of the Antarctic? It seems like these animals shouldn’t be able to survive in frigid temperatures, but new research shows that they have a special protein in their blood that helps them survive. The protein that makes octopus blood blue is called haemocyanin, and it actually […]

Fish and Snakes: Inspiring New Body Armor

Fish and Snakes: Inspiring New Body Armor

Fish, insects, reptiles and wild animals adapt to their surroundings- so why not take some notes from them? Well, that’s just what scientists have done, and now fish, armadillos and lizards are inspiring unique body armor for humans! Pretty amazing. Researchers at Northeastern University College of Engineering worked to combine the protective qualities of fish […]