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April 23, 2015

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12:59 PM | Identifying Insects with Spectroscopy
Entomology, that is the study of insects, can provide vital information during a forensic investigation. After an individual dies their body begins to undergo a complex decomposition process almost immediately, attracting a variety of insects along the way who wish to colonise, feed on the temptingly putrefying remains and reproduce. Specialists have been taking advantage […]

April 22, 2015

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8:59 PM | "We hold that a police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter for which the stop was..."
“We hold that a police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter for which the stop...

April 21, 2015

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6:46 PM | The Ask Box is open
davideagleman: I really enjoyed doing the AMA’s on Reddit. But I’m here now, so let’s do this. Have...

April 15, 2015

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6:47 PM | Code of a Killer Competition
Earlier this week the much-discussed Code of a Killer aired in the UK, an extraordinary movie based on the true story of scientist Alec Jeffreys and the discovery of DNA fingerprinting. The DVD will be released on 20th April 2015, but until then we have a fantastic competition to win a copy. See below for […]
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12:20 PM | Careers in Forensic Science – Hints & Tips
Aspiring forensic scientists are constantly asking questions about the ideal subjects to study at school, the best degree courses out there, how to find work experience and who will give them a job at the end of it all. The field of forensic science has become a popular and competitive one for an assortment of […]

April 10, 2015

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5:59 PM | "It’s easy to spot a hallucination only when it’s bizarre. For all we know, we hallucinate all the..."
“It’s easy to spot a hallucination only when it’s bizarre. For all we know, we hallucinate all...
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1:29 PM | Forensic Case Files: Bruce Ivins and the Anthrax Attacks
In September 2001, when the US was still reeling from the notorious 9/11 terrorist attacks, two US Senators and various media organisations were sent letters containing spores from the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, the cause of the disease Anthrax. The malicious mail resulted in the deaths of five people, the infection of 17 others and an […]

April 09, 2015

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6:30 PM | "There are an infinite number of boring things to do in science. But we live these short life spans...."
“There are an infinite number of boring things to do in science. But we live these short life...

April 06, 2015

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7:15 PM | The National Anti-Monopoly League
There are times when certain conflicts of the 1880s and 1890s seem eerily similar to debates today -- we are, it seems, both separated and united with our equivalents of a century and a quarter ago.The National Anti-Monopoly League from in propria persona © 2005 - 2013 by Kristopher Nelson. Want to republish? Get permission. Want to quote? That's fair use.

April 02, 2015

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9:42 AM | Forensic Fails: DNA Evidence and the Phantom of Heilbronn
In 1993, the existence of a brutal murderer came to light when an elderly woman was strangled with a length of wire and left for dead in Germany, the perpetrator leaving behind nothing more than DNA on a teacup. The criminal did not stop there, and over the next decade and a half a sequence […]

March 29, 2015

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2:59 AM | Roots.
Roots.

March 28, 2015

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11:19 PM | Title: 5th ward media: govt ink pen. Probations dept.
Title: 5th ward media: govt ink pen. Probations dept.

March 26, 2015

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12:57 PM | The Challenges of Forensic Air Crash Investigations
The subject of aircraft crashes has unfortunately dominated the media headlines at numerous points over the past year, ranging from malicious attacks, such as the plane shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, to still unsolved incidents, in particular the missing Malaysia MH370 flight that disappeared in the ocean in March that same year. And […]
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