J. Marshall Shepherd

Oct. 18, 2013

With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage

Government labs are turning on their lights—but many Antarctic scientists are still in limbo.

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May. 24, 2013

Tracking Killer Tornadoes

The massive tornado that struck Oklahoma this week was the product of specific atmospheric conditions—and bad luck.

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Nov. 02, 2012

Seeing Sandy From Space

Scientists are taking a long view of Sandy.

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\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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