Andrew Lo

Mar. 13, 2009

Scientists on Wall Street

When the market was flying high, many mathematicians and physicists made their way from academia and scientific research to the trading floor. Now that some of their models and equations are being blamed for a role in the economic downturn, are scientists

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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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