John Gurche

Mar. 21, 2014

Sculpting Science

Paleo-artist John Gurche and paleoanthropologist Rick Potts discuss the intersection between art and science.

paleontologist, rick potts, john curche, smithsonian, hall of human origins

Jul. 31, 2009

The Art of the Natural History Museum

In natural history museums around the world, art and science intersect in the design of dioramas and other exhibits. We'll talk with some of the artists and scientists involved.

art, artists, natural history, diorama


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Forensic Files


Mystery Box

Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\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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