Rob Dunn

Feb. 13, 2015

Tales of Broken Hearts

In The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Rob Dunn writes of the creative—and sometimes tragic—ways that scientists and surgeons have sought to mend the maladies of the heart.

books, bar room brawl

May. 24, 2013

Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes

Houses with dogs had more types of bacteria, say researchers who surveyed surfaces in 40 homes.

bacteria, ecosystems, surfaces, microbiology, germs, dirt, dogs, Rob Dunn, of North Carolina State University

Jul. 22, 2011

Exploring The Wild Life Of Our Bodies

Biologist Rob Dunn explains how the organisms that share our world have shaped us.

organisms, bacteria, skin, bodies, microbes, bugs


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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