Karen L. Masters

Jun. 03, 2011

Charting the Local Universe

Karen Masters describes the 2MASS Redshift Survey, an effort to map the location of galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

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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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