Brent C. Christner

Feb. 29, 2008

A Connection Between Bacteria and Meteorology?

There's a good chance that pile of snow in your yard contains bacteria -- but not because it's dirty. The bacteria may have played an important role in helping those snow crystals form.

bacteria, snow, ice, clouds, cloud seeding

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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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