Gordon Fishell

Nov. 09, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Claims Thousands of NYU Lab Mice

Thousands of mice at one of New York University’s research facilities were lost due to flooding.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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