James Turner

Sep. 04, 2009

Colleges Preparing for Swine Flu

We'll find out what colleges and universities are doing to prepare for outbreaks of swine flu as students return to the classrooms and dorms.

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\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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