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Are the movements of wildfires as predictable as the weather? And does climate change cause bigger, hotter blazes?
Fire historian Steve Pyne says our fire system resembles our health care system—it’s focused on emergencies and not prevention.
Cathy Cahill, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, discusses air quality in the Last Frontier.
Cheatgrass, an invasive weed, chokes out native sagebrush -- and sets the stage for massive blazes.
Scientists discuss how to control the fires that have shaped and scarred the Southwest.
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.