Ivor van Heerden

Jul. 03, 2009

The Disappearing Mississippi Delta

Rising sea levels and not enough sediment replenishment may make much of the Mississippi Delta 'drown' by the year 2100, according to a new study.

river, climate, sea level, water, sediment, louisiana, katrina, levee

Sep. 05, 2008

Levees and Hurricanes

How did cities along the coast weather Hurricane Gustav -- and can New Orleans residents can rest any easier in the face of coming storms?

levees, hurricanes, new orleans, civil enginnering, katrina


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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