David Relman

Oct. 28, 2011

Scientific Case Still Open On 2001 Anthrax Attacks

New reports question whether scientific evidence against the prime suspect was ready for court.

911, 9-11, 9/11, september 11, anthrax, terrorism, forensics, crime

Nov. 21, 2008

A Community of Thousands -- In Your Gut

We'll learn about new studies that take a census of just what lives inside your gut. New work published this week indicates that the human intestines may be home to over 5,600 different bacterial species and strains.

bacteria, gut, intestine, digestive

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\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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