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Cara Santa Maria
Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster. Cara currently cohosts/coproduces the Saturday morning television show "FabLab" on Fox and reports on local issues for "SoCal Connected" on KCET. She is a regular contributor to "TechKnow" on Al Jazeera America and "Real Future" on Fusion.
Cara also hosts a weekly science podcast called "Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria" and co-hosts the popular "Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" podcast. Previously, Cara co-hosted "Brain Surgery Live" on National Geographic Channel as well as "TakePart Live" on Pivot TV (she was also a producer on the series).
Before that, she was the Senior Science Correspondent for The Huffington Post and costarred in "Hacking the Planet" and "The Truth About Twisters" on The Weather Channel. Cara has made appearances on BBC America, CBS, CNN, Current TV, Fox, Fox News, G4tv, Nat Geo WILD, Science Channel, SundanceTV, and the Travel Channel.
She is also a regular contributor to The Young Turks. Prior to her career in media, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.
Post date: 2015-01-21T10:20:19-08:00
On athletic fields, grass is a thing of the past â€“ artificial turf has largely taken over. Many of these fields are covered in fake dirt called crumb rubber.
Post date: 2014-10-22T11:14:06-07:00
Every year, thousands of comic book, sci-fi, and movie fans flock to crowded convention centers and large arenas to reenact and cosplay some of their favorite characters.
Post date: 2014-09-24T10:06:57-07:00
Did you ever think polluted air could be turned into something useful? Cara Santa Maria investigates how an Orange County-based company is turning methane gas into plastic items.
Post date: 2014-07-30T10:21:27-07:00
After an arduous three months in rehabilitation, two young elephant seals are finally ready to be released back into the ocean by the Marine Mammal Rescue Team at the California Wildlife Center.
Post date: 2014-05-20T08:31:54-07:00
California is notorious for having one of the highest mislabeling rates in the nation, according to Oceana, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the ocean.