Why Pavlov actually won the Nobel Prize – while teaching music to dogs Below is the edito from the latest edition of Nautilus, titled Variables, a brilliant online journal on all things science. It relates the experiments of Ivan Pavlov, the famous Russian physiologist, and how we’ve got him mostly Read more…

How to choose wisely when you have too many options – or how to best use TripAdvisor, Amazon, and Yelp? Tom Vanderbilt’s column in Nautilus is preciously rich in some of the best notions in the psychology of choice. We have looked into them before, when it came to dating Read more…

If plants can learn and adapt, are they intelligent? This fascinating paper from Nautilus explores the way plants learn, from adapting their foliage to new conditions through to changing their reflexes. When they grow, they even reinforce their trunks in specific places depending on where micro-tears appear. Is that to Read more…