Author: Diana Kenney

Inky the Octopus Enthralls the World With His Escape | NPR-WBUR

Inky the Octopus Enthralls the World With His Escape | NPR-WBUR

The clever escape of Inky the octopus from a tank at the New Zealand National Aquarium had the world wondering about the intelligence of this 8-tentacled creature. MBL scientist Roger Hanlon, an expert on octopuses and other celphalopods, weighed in Inky’s disappearing act on NPR-WBUR.   Source: WBUR’s Here and Now program, April 14, 2016

NAS honors Dianne Newman, co-director of Microbial Diversity | Caltech News

MBL Microbial Diversity course co-director Dianne Newman, professor of biology and geobiology at Caltech and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Molecular Biology for her “discovery of microbial mechanisms underlying geologic processes.” The award citation recognizes her for “launching the field of

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