James Watson

Nov. 16, 2012

The Double Helix and Beyond: Catching Up With James Watson

Nearly 60 years later, James Watson reflects on the legendary race to solve the structure of DNA.

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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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