Paul Davies

Apr. 03, 2009

Astrobiology and the Origins of Life

In this hour of Science Friday, a conversation on astrobiology, the origins of life...and the possibility we're not alone in the universe.

astrobiology, life, extraterrestrial, alien life

Nov. 23, 2007

Why is the Universe Right for Life?

How did our universe develop in such a way that we can exist? Is it by accident or design -- and is that a question science can answer?

davies, cosmology, life, universe, philosophy


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Cephalopod Spectacular


Mystery Box

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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