Review: ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix

One man’s extraordinary relationship with an octopus in a South African kelp forest reminds us all we are “part of this place, not just a visitor”. Last month Netflix released the much-anticipated ‘My Octopus Teacher’, a feature-length documentary film following the story of wildlife photographer Craig Foster as he reconnects with nature through an unlikely … More Review: ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix

Octopuses & MS: linking multiple arms to multiple sclerosis

Written by Zuzanna Dusza In a recent study, published in the journal Medical Hypotheses, an Iranian neurologist has suggested that octopuses may provide some insight into curing Multiple sclerosis (MS). This might sound like the plot of a rather mediocre sci-fi movie, but the new paper lays out some compelling arguments as to how octopus … More Octopuses & MS: linking multiple arms to multiple sclerosis

Book Club: ‘Other Minds’ by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Peter Godfrey-Smith’s ‘Other Minds: the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life’ is a fantastic insight into cephalopod intelligence and evolution from a mix of philosophical and scientific perspectives that will make you question what it means to be intelligent. Other Minds is a fantastic book that takes the reader through a journey both into … More Book Club: ‘Other Minds’ by Peter Godfrey-Smith