Jill A. Mikucki

Aug. 22, 2014

Microbes Thrive in Antarctic Lake Buried Beneath Ice

Microbes have made a home in a lake trapped beneath an 800-meter-thick ice sheet in Antarctica.

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A Community of Ancient Bacteria

We'll talk with researcher studying a community of bacteria that has been isolated from the surface for millions of years.

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\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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