Marcia Smith

Apr. 04, 2014

How Will Russian-U.S. Politics Affect Our Relationship in Space?

NASA suspended a majority of its communications with Russia in response to the conflict in Crimea.

russia, space, crimea, nasa, international space station, marcia smith

Feb. 05, 2010

Science and the Budget

This week, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2011. We'll talk about how the proposed budget might affect science.

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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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