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Representative Rush Holt talks about how “thinking like a scientist” can help the political process.
Congressman Rush Holt argues for keeping research and development as a key part of the federal budget.
White House Science Advisor John Holdren on science and spending.
As the new administration in Washington gets underway, we'll talk about funding for research and innovation in hostile economic times. Will the economic stimulus package use science funding as a tool?
Ira talks with Rush Holt, plasma physicist and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, about how the troubled economic times may affect the outlook for science and technology in the US.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\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.