Maria Zuber

Dec. 30, 2011

NASA Probes Set To Orbit The Moon Over New Year’s

As NASA’s twin probes near the moon, the mission’s chief scientist talks about its objective.

grail, moon, lunar, space, planetary science

Jan. 23, 2009

Future of Innovation and Research Funding

As the new administration in Washington gets underway, we'll talk about funding for research and innovation in hostile economic times. Will the economic stimulus package use science funding as a tool?

science funding, economic stimulus

Sep. 21, 2007

Mars Update

We get an update on the latest results from orbiting observations of Mars.

mars, space, water, astrobiology

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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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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