Richard Holmes

Nov. 15, 2013

Early Balloonists Took Science ‘Up, Up and Away’

Falling Upwards chronicles the balloonists who took science into the stratosphere.

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Dec. 10, 2010

Science Sees Further

A new collection of essays looks at the contributions of the Royal Society to scientific knowledge.

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Sep. 18, 2009

Age of Wonder

Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'

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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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