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With Sandy leaving destruction in her wake, a look at how cities might plan for future storms.
From the Gulf oil spill to the creation of synthetic life, a look at the science that made headlines in 2010.
Two investigations have cleared researchers at a climate research institute of wrongdoing after questions were raised about comments made in email exchanges between the scientists. We'll take a look at the controversy.
The oil continues to gush from the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf -- and the official solution for stopping the flow could take weeks. Are there other fixes that should be considered?
Ira talks with New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin about coverage of climate change.
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.