Paul Ehrlich

Mar. 27, 2015

Shaking Up the Climate Conversation, With Dance

A choreographer and a biologist team up to create a dance that’s part high art, part climate change consciousness raising.

dance, art, american museum of natural history, karole armitage, paul ehrlich, climate change

Aug. 15, 2008

Mass Extinction Event On the Horizon?

Scientists studying many different parts of the planet's ecosystems are warning that Earth may be on the verge of a 6th major mass extinction event.

mass extinction, biodiversity

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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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