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Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks with Ira about vision, the brain, and how the two can work together -- or can work against each other.
With no shortage of special effects, a new four-part TV series looks at big questions in cosmology.
Cormac McCarthy, Werner Herzog, and Lawrence Krauss discuss science as inspiration for art.
E.O. Wilson discusses evolution and natural selection in The Social Conquest of Earth.
In his new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna.
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.