They change shape and color, and squirt ink. But they also will return your gaze, "as if they're scrutinizing you." You’re sitting on the seabed, just off the coast of the Indonesian island of Lembeh. You’re not deep—20 feet or so—and there’s plenty of light. As you’d expect in such a tropical place, the water … Continue reading Why Do Octopuses Remind Us So Much of Ourselves?