Charles Bamforth

Dec. 03, 2010

The Science of Beer and Brewing

Yeast, hops, grain, water, biology, chemistry, and physics, all go into making a great glass of beer.

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\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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