Scientists put 3D glasses on cuttlefish and showed them film clips. The results were surprising.

Following this study, animal rights activists insisted that the cuttlefish not be deprived of their newfound interest and will be getting 8K OLED TVs and 3D Blu-ray players. A new study planned for next year will assess the impact of 7.1 surround sound.

(CNN) — Cuttlefish have the ability to watch 3D movies and react to them much like they would if they saw the real thing out in the ocean. And when it comes to depth perception, they’re incredibly proficient.

Read the full article at www.cnn.com.

Downlink 2.0: Custom Views of Earth

As much as I love science and Macs, how have I not heard of this before?

It’s been a few months since I launched Downlink, and since then I’ve put out a few nice updates—better handling of Spaces, multiple displays, and so on. But there was one big feature on my list that I’m happy to announce is now available: custom views of Earth!

Read the full article at acolangelo.com.

Crow vending machine skills ‘redefine intelligence’

I think these crows are smarter than some humans.

A small South Pacific island is home to a crow with remarkable abilities that have scientists hooked. New Caledonian crows make and use tools – including a kind of fishing hook. They can solve complex problems and have even been recorded capturing grubs by repeatedly poking them with a stick until they are so agitated, they bite.

Read the full article at www.bbc.co.uk.

Here’s what’s going on with Hawaii’s erupting volcano

Yikes!

Recent events in Hawaii have been producing some remarkable images. But if you’re not a geologist—or resident of Hawaii—you might be wondering what the heck is going on. We’re here to help: while lava spewing from back yards in a subdivision seems wild, it’s not really surprising.

Read the full article at arstechnica.com.

We Survived!

Against all odds, we survived Irene. Maybe we were really lucky or the forecasts were a bit off, but aside from some wind gusts near 50 mph and a bit of heavy rain, not much happened. We have had severe thunderstorms with similar conditions. No power outage, no trees down. So I guess we shouldn’t worry about the locusts coming next – or was it boils?