Jim Green

Dec. 21, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Tours 'The Planets'

The book club reviews Dava Sobel’s 2005 homage to the solar system.

planets, nasa, astronomy, planetary science, dava sobel

Dec. 07, 2012

Curiosity 2.0? NASA Announces New Mars Rover Plans

NASA officials weigh in on the flurry of planetary science news from the past week.

space, astronomy, mercury, venus, mars, voyager, solar system, nasa

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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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