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The sun has been in a relatively quiet period in recent years -- but astronomers say that's going to change soon.
New research suggests that the solar wind is weaker now than it has been in the past. What does that mean, and why does it matter?
A series of journal articles published this week draw a new picture of our solar system's heliosphere, the bubble carved out in the interstellar medium by the solar wind.
Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone discusses Voyager’s discoveries about the edge of the solar system.
Astronomers have found multiple planets orbiting a double star system.
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.