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Climate scientist Stephen Schneider passed away this week at the age of 65. We'll talk about his life and accomplishments.
This week, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2011. We'll talk about how the proposed budget might affect science.
There's been plenty of attention paid in recent weeks to the idea of rebuilding our nation's electric infrastructure using new technologies. But just what is a 'smart grid,' how would one work, and is the idea realistic?
What's going on in biofuels beyond ethanol from corn? In this hour, Ira and guests talk about different types of biofuels, including biodiesel from algae and cellulosic ethanol technology.
Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a discussion of alternative energy and biofuels.
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.