Majid Ezzati

May. 02, 2008

Life Expectancy Dips for Some in the US

We'll talk with one of the authors of a new study that finds that for some people, in some parts of the US, life expectancy is on the way down, not up.

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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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