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Aug. 29, 2014

Unraveling the Mysteries of Black Holes

High energy x-rays provide a rare glimpse into the behavior of black holes.

Electric Bacteria Form Nanowires, Shoot Out Electrons

USC's Moh El-Naggar says engineers hope to harness bacterial energy using fuel cells.

Less Flashy Fossils Offer Paleoclimate Clues

Uncharismatic microfauna, such as insects and mollusks, are giving scientists at La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles a glimpse of the city's cool, humid past.

From the Lab to the Silver Screen: The Birth of CGI

Animator Tom Sito explains how scientists and engineers kickstarted Hollywood’s digital animation revolution.

Science in the Writers’ Room

Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.

Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles

Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

Using paleoforensics, researchers recount the grim details of life and death at the the La Brea Tar Pits.

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