Roger Anderson

Jul. 23, 2010

Understanding Oil Geology

With response teams still working to seal the Deepwater Horizon well, we'll take a look at the geology of undersea oil fields. What makes some locations better drill sites than others?

oil spill, bp, gulf of mexico

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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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