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Writer Annalee Newitz has a plan to help humans survive a planet-wide catastrophic event.
Michael Archer, leader of the ‘Lazarus Project,’ describes early efforts to bring a frog species back from extinction.
Ira talks with author Alan Weisman about what the world might be like if humans were suddenly to disappear from the planet.
Climate, pollution, loss of habitat -- what are the leading causes of modern extinctions?
Researchers examining DNA evidence gathered from soil samples say that the woolly mammoth may have survived for thousands of years longer than the fossil record indicates.
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.