Ross Stein

Mar. 11, 2011

Massive Quake Prompts Tsunami Warnings

Ross Stein, a geophysicist with the USGS, explains the connections between quakes and tsunamis.

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Mar. 05, 2010

A Quake That Shook the World?

Last week's powerful earthquake in Chile may have shifted the Earth's axis and changed the length of a day.

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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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