David H. Hathaway

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How ‘Space Weather’ Affects Planes And Power Grids

Solar explosions earlier this week sent X-rays and charged particles screaming towards the Earth.

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Sun Activity

The sun has been in a relatively quiet period in recent years -- but astronomers say that's going to change soon.

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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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