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The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter talks about her career searching for intelligent life beyond Earth.
Planet hunters say they've identified the first planet orbiting a distant star with conditions right to sustain liquid water and, perhaps, life.
SETIcon celebrates all things extraterrestrial this weekend.
Funding cutbacks have forced the hibernation of the Allen Telescope Array--that's the series of dishes used to search for radio signals from alien life.
Astronomer Steven Vogt discusses a new discovery of a potentially habitable exoplanet.
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.