Arthur Reingold

Jul. 31, 2009

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Update

We'll get an update on the spread of H1N1 influenza around the world, what researchers are finding out about the disease, and progress towards vaccines.

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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