Paul Fuchs

Oct. 23, 2009

Now Hear This

We'll talk about research into how people hear, from the tiny hair cells within the ear, to the body's ways of dealing with loud noises.

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Jan. 23, 2009

Turning Down Your Ears

Do the ears have a built-in protection against loud sounds? New research finds that the ears may be able to turn down the volume to avoid damage.

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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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