A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home. The octopus, called Heidi, unravels puzzles, recognises individual humans and even watches TV with the family.
The episode also shows remarkable behaviour from around the world – from the day octopus, which can change colour and texture in a split second, to the coconut octopus, which carries around its own coconut shell to hide in. But most fascinating of all is seeing how Professor David Scheel and his daughter Laurel bond with an animal that has nine brains, three hearts and blue blood running through its veins.
The Muraka hotel in the Maldives is the world’s first underwater hotel in the world.
With two-story rooms submerged 16 feet below sea-level in the Indian ocean, the residency also boasts an incredible price point: $50,000 per night!
According to Archpaper, the villas were constructed with the latest technology:
The construction of The Muraka was both innovative and environmentally-conscious. Each piece of the modular structure was built in Singapore and then carefully shipped to the Maldives, before being plunged underwater and nailed into place using thick, concrete pylons. The sturdy pylons ensure that the villa does not shift or downright float away in the midst of high tides or rough waves.
Personally, I think most of us are better off going to the aquarium for the day rather than sleeping with the fishes. You can see more images of the hotel right here.
NASA’s Curiosity Rover photographed this view of the sun setting from its 956th Martian day on Mars.
The above image is actually a sequence of four images taken over a span of 6 minutes, 51 seconds. Check out the full GIF below.
Said Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University, College Station who planned the Curiosity mission: “The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently.
“When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun.”
So cool, at least nearly as interesting as the heart-shaped craters also discovered on Mars.
Imagine fleeing the ash that swept Pompeii during the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., only to crushed by a flying stone.
According to the Telegram, the archeologists also found that the 30-year old merchant was carrying 22 silver and bronze coins in a leather pouch. They also found a house key buried underneath the skeleton.
Naturally, the extraordinary discovery has become a target for jokes, including one individual setting up a GoFundMe account.