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Tool Use Found in Octopuses
Dec 15th, 2009 by Dennis G. Jerz

The octopus is amazing.

“The discovery of this octopus tiptoeing across the sea floor with its prized coconut shells suggests that even marine invertebrates engage in behaviors that we once thought the preserve of humans.” -via WIred
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Saturn’s Hexagon May Be Solar System’s Coolest Mystery
Dec 11th, 2009 by Dennis G. Jerz

In general, hexagons are very cool.

Giant hexagons from Saturn are beyond cool.
 

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The Cassini spacecraft has returned the best images yet of the
strange hexagonal jet stream that flows around the northern pole of
Saturn.

First discovered by the Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s, the
hexagon remains a beautiful mystery to astronomers, and one they’ve
been waiting for another shot to see for almost three decades. —Wired

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