Melissa A. Forsythe

Mar. 22, 2013

Scientists Search for Gulf War Illness Answers

More than 20 years later, many Gulf War veterans still suffer from an array of unexplained ailments.

gulf war illness, gulf war syndrome, chronic multisymptom illness, chemical exposure, military, war

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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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