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America’s widely eaten banana variety, the Cavendish, could be wiped out by a fungus.
The first presidents tended uniquely American plots in an era when gardens reflected one’s politics.
Nathan Myhrvold shares tips and recipes from his new six-volume, 2,438-page cookbook.
Research looks at newly-discovered pathways for sensing sweet flavors.
Barry Estabrook discusses supermarket tomatoes and the people who pick them in Tomatoland.
An new thermal infrared camera might make crime scene investigations easier.
Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?
Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassinatio...
A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
Forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs talks about her new novel "Bones...
\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.