Emily Driscoll

Jan. 23, 2015

Behind the Scenes of the Explorers Club

The Explorers Club houses artifacts from research expeditions over the last century, including the first exploration to the North Pole to the Apollo 11 moon mission.

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Dec. 26, 2014

Birdie in Flight

The aerodynamics of the badminton birdie, along with a complex chain of movements executed by players, enables it to reach 200 mph.

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Mar. 14, 2014

EncROACHment: New York’s Invasive Cockroaches

Rutgers University entomologists unravel clues to identify a new invasive roach species in New York City.

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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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