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Jan. 25, 2013

The Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

The Science Friday book club chats about Michael Crichton's 1969 classic sci-fi thriller.

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Jun. 06, 2008

Richard Preston: Panic in Level 4

In this segment, Ira talks with science writer Richard Preston about his craft, and about the stories and people he has covered over the years.

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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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