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Astronomers have discovered a clump of 73 quasars spanning four billion light years at its widest point -- that's like 40,000 Milky Way galaxies lined end-to-end.
Reporter Ron Cowen discusses his top picks from a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Will Congress cut funding for Hubble’s successor?
From the Gulf oil spill to the creation of synthetic life, a look at the science that made headlines in 2010.
We'll take you inside the American Astronomical Society's Planetary Sciences meeting, going on this week.
Although it's been years since the first publications of signs of water on Mars, support for the idea of lots of liquid water in the planet's past keeps coming in.
From changing ideas of how black holes operate to a solar system that's decidedly off-kilter, we'll get highlights from a meeting of astronomers.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and we're having a celebration.
We'll get the latest from researchers at this week's meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
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.