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A Florida airport recently had to close its main runway to repaint directional signs, due to the changing location of magnetic north. We'll talk about the planet's magnetic field.
In A Planet of Viruses, Zimmer writes of viruses that cause cancer and others that cure disease.
Researchers are studying our moon's effects on the Earth to guide their search for habitable worlds elsewhere.
From barely-alive to bits of a biocomputer, a look at two different microbes and their unusual stories.
A new book looks at the mucus-filled world of some of the oceans’ oddest inhabitants.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\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.