Edward O. Wilson

Apr. 18, 2014

E.O. Wilson: ‘A Window on Eternity’

E.O. Wilson discusses the recovery and biodiversity of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park.

e.o. wilson, gorongosa national park, mozambique, africa, a window on eternity, nature preserve

Jun. 21, 2013

E.O. Wilson's Advice for Future Scientists

Math might not matter, and other musings on the makings of a great scientist.

Apr. 13, 2012

How Humans and Insects Conquered the Earth

E.O. Wilson discusses evolution and natural selection in The Social Conquest of Earth.

Apr. 23, 2010

E.O. Wilson's 'Anthill'

Biologist E.O. Wilson joins us to talk about his first novel, 'Anthill.'

ants, insects, social

Dec. 05, 2008

The Superorganism

Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants, bees, and other social insects.

ants, bees, wasps, social insects, superorganism

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\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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