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In her new book of photography, The Oldest Living Things in the World, artist Rachel Sussman documents the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet.
When a controversial paper comes out, skeptical scientists can attempt to replicate the study. But how many scientists have the time--and money--to police bad science?
Tattoos of the science obsessed are featured in the new book “Science Ink”
In A Planet of Viruses, Zimmer writes of viruses that cause cancer and others that cure disease.
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.