Paul Devlin

Jun. 26, 2009

Summer Science Movies

We'll talk about the art and science of several films out this summer, from documentaries chronicling an astronomy project, to a mass-market blockbuster featuring antimatter in a supporting role.

science fiction, film, movies, art

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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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