David Lageson

Mar. 16, 2012

Mount Everest Still Holds Mysteries For Scientists

On an upcoming trip, scientists will re-measure the peak's altitude--a stat still under dispute.

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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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