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Are the movements of wildfires as predictable as the weather? And does climate change cause bigger, hotter blazes?
Fire historian Steve Pyne says our fire system resembles our health care system—it’s focused on emergencies and not prevention.
Cathy Cahill, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, discusses air quality in the Last Frontier.
Cheatgrass, an invasive weed, chokes out native sagebrush -- and sets the stage for massive blazes.
Scientists discuss how to control the fires that have shaped and scarred the Southwest.
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.