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Representative Rush Holt talks about how “thinking like a scientist” can help the political process.
Congressman Rush Holt argues for keeping research and development as a key part of the federal budget.
White House Science Advisor John Holdren on science and spending.
As the new administration in Washington gets underway, we'll talk about funding for research and innovation in hostile economic times. Will the economic stimulus package use science funding as a tool?
Ira talks with Rush Holt, plasma physicist and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, about how the troubled economic times may affect the outlook for science and technology in the US.
An new thermal infrared camera might make crime scene investigations easier.
Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?
Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassinatio...
A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
Forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs talks about her new novel "Bones...
\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.