Jennifer Francis

Sep. 20, 2013

Why Climate Change Ups the Odds of Fires, Floods

Climatologist Jennifer Francis talks about how climate change and severe weather may be linked.

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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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