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Are the movements of wildfires as predictable as the weather? And does climate change cause bigger, hotter blazes?
Cheatgrass, an invasive weed, chokes out native sagebrush -- and sets the stage for massive blazes.
Even if cheap pyrotechnics isn't your thing, the physics behind how this works is relevant to anyone with eyes.
Scientists discuss how to control the fires that have shaped and scarred the Southwest.
The winner of Alan Alda’s ‘Flame Challenge’ draws on animation, song and a physics background.
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.