Listen to the experts discuss the use and misuse of science in the courtroom to interpret forensic science, how ancient dental plaque can be used to understand what Neandertals ate, the instruments like Pulsar Timing Arrays that could detect gravitational waves from enormous black holes, a mission to Europa to search for signs of life on the tiny moon orbiting Jupiter, and on the mysterious fast radio burst could theoretically (but probably not) come from intelligent aliens in this weekly rundown of Scientific American's 60-Second Science Podcast. This podcast covers March 6-12, 2017.
Reported by Steve Mirsky and Christopher Intagliata
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Other reporting conducted at the 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston