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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Science in process: Part 2

Chris Kirk, an associate professor of physical anthropology, talks about how he and colleagues set the record straight on the Darwinius masillae fossil. The fossil, they said, is part of the loris-lemur lineage, not the monkey-ape-human lineage.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Science in process: Part 1

Geoscientists Sean Gulick and Gail Christeson talk about how the scientific process worked in connection with the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. They were part of the 41-member team that reviewed the science about the extinction event. They concluded that, yep, a giant meteorite did, indeed, wipe out the dinos.