James Garvin

Jun. 12, 2009

Moon Missions Preview

If all goes according to plan, two spacecraft will launch en route to the moon next week. We'll get an update on the LRO and LCrOSS missions.

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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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