Sid Perkins

Sep. 10, 2010

Storms and Coastal Erosion

New research gives coastal planners better insight into how major storms can rapidly reshape coastlines.

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Feb. 26, 2010

Inside an Ocean Sciences Meeting

We'll get highlights from the American Geophysical Union's ocean sciences meeting.

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Dec. 18, 2009

Inside the AGU Meeting

We'll get highlights from the scientific meeting of the American Geophysical Union, going on this week.

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Sep. 25, 2009

Vertebrate Paleontology Update

An update on the latest research from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting.

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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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