Maria Zuber

Dec. 30, 2011

NASA Probes Set To Orbit The Moon Over New Year’s

As NASA’s twin probes near the moon, the mission’s chief scientist talks about its objective.

grail, moon, lunar, space, planetary science

Jan. 23, 2009

Future of Innovation and Research Funding

As the new administration in Washington gets underway, we'll talk about funding for research and innovation in hostile economic times. Will the economic stimulus package use science funding as a tool?

science funding, economic stimulus

Sep. 21, 2007

Mars Update

We get an update on the latest results from orbiting observations of Mars.

mars, space, water, astrobiology

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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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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