Cold cases heat up through Lawrence Livermore approach to identifying remains
In an effort to identify the thousands of John/Jane Doe cold cases in the United States, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher and a team of international collaborators have found a multidisciplinary ...
Author Grisham laments bad courtroom science
Best-selling crime author John Grisham told lawmakers that faulty science is all over the US justice system, and urged nationwide improvements to forensic techniques.
Exhumation of Shakespeare to determine cause of death and drug test
New forensic laser technique for hair analysis can reveal historical data
Evidence of medical complicity in torture at Guantanamo Bay
Inspection of medical records, case files, and legal affidavits provides compelling evidence that medical personnel who treated detainees at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) failed to inquire and/or document causes of physical injuries ...
Turning clothes into silent witnesses
Forensic experts at the University of Abertay Dundee and the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) are leading the way in the research of new ground-breaking forensic techniques within the field of fingerprints.
Life and death (and sex and sewage) in a Roman town
Forget your preconceptions about the civilised, sparkling, white cityscapes of the ancient world: Real-life Pompeii was an altogether more sordid proposition, as Cambridge classicist Mary Beard is set to explain.
Real crime scene investigation of blood splatter patterns imperfect
In fictional television shows such as Dexter and CSI, patterns in blood splatters at the scene of crime can be counted on to lead investigators to the killer. In real life, they're a useful tool -- but an ...
Ancient animal urine provides insight into climate change
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Leicester are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates prehistoric animal urine.