Paul Devlin

Jun. 26, 2009

Summer Science Movies

We'll talk about the art and science of several films out this summer, from documentaries chronicling an astronomy project, to a mass-market blockbuster featuring antimatter in a supporting role.

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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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