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America’s widely eaten banana variety, the Cavendish, could be wiped out by a fungus.
The first presidents tended uniquely American plots in an era when gardens reflected one’s politics.
Nathan Myhrvold shares tips and recipes from his new six-volume, 2,438-page cookbook.
Research looks at newly-discovered pathways for sensing sweet flavors.
Barry Estabrook discusses supermarket tomatoes and the people who pick them in Tomatoland.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\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.