Jonathan Erland and the visual effects crew that worked on the original "Star Wars" had to build everything from scratch. And afterward, they threw a lot of it in a dumpster, including the models for the original Death Star.
On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.
"I’ll never feel the same about berries,'' says Seth Holmes. In “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies,” he describes the bone-crushing work that he and Mexican migrant workers did to put fruit and vegetables on your table.
How does picking the tomato compare to the onion? And what about strawberries? One Mexican American migrant farmworker who lives in California's Central Valley took us to the produce aisle to tell us what he sees when he's at the supermarket.
A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.
Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, many consumers in the US remain concerned about radiation in fish from the Pacific Ocean. One Seattle fisherman finally got his fish tested, and found what many scientists have also found: there's nothing to worry about.