Research experiment suggests chimps don't punish third party bad behavior
Footwear forensics: CSI needs to tread carefully
A new computer algorithm can analyze the footwear marks left at a crime scene according to clusters of footwear types, makes and tread patterns even if the imprint recorded by crime scene investigators is distorted or only ...
lobSTR algorithm rolls DNA fingerprinting into 21st century
As any crime show buff can tell you, DNA evidence identifies a victim's remains, fingers the guilty, and sets the innocent free. But in reality, the processing of forensic DNA evidence takes much longer than a 60-minute primetime ...
Portable device detects anthrax in under an hour
A portable device can detect the presence of the anthrax bacterium in about one hour from a sample containing as few as 40 microscopic spores, report Cornell and University of Albany researchers who invented ...
Genomes reveal bacterial lifestyles
Sampling just a few genes can reveal not only the "lifestyle" of marine microbes but of their entire environments, new research suggests.
Research shines light on the dark side of ethics: Marketers find a blind spot in human judgment
(Phys.org) —When judging the ethics of an action, most people believe themselves to be fair and impartial. Bad is bad, and greater offenses deserve greater punishment. However, according to research conducted at the University ...
Shoeprints recovered from crime scene clothing in forensic science first
(Phys.org)—A set of revolutionary new techniques that make it possible to recover invisible prints left on fabric by the sole of a person's shoe, have been developed by scientists at the University of Abertay ...
Social bullying prevalent in children's television, study finds
Children ages 2-11 view an alarming amount of television shows that contain forms of social bullying or social aggression. Physical aggression in television for children is greatly documented, but this is the first in-depth ...
Study over 145-year period: Murder-suicides occur at home, in close relationships
(PhysOrg.com) -- After examining murder-suicides over a 145-year period, a Ball State research team has found the majority of such acts occur in the home and the perpetrator and victim are in an intimate relationship.
Tit-for-tat hack as Israeli posts Saudi credit cards
An Israeli hacker published details of what he claimed were more than 200 Saudi-owned credit cards online overnight in a revenge attack after a similar move by "Saudi" hackers earlier this month.
Finland seeks to curb online hate speech: prosecutor
Finland's top prosecutor aims to impose clear legal boundaries on hate speech found on the Internet and to provide police with stricter guidelines, his office said Tuesday.
A murder in the magpie's nest: Brutal, non-parental infanticide in the black-billed magpie
A brutal case of infanticide has been recently reported in the black-billed magpie. In a series of vivid videos, an adult perpetrator kills or drags out all six nestlings from a nest. Who could have done it, and why?
Adolescent cyberbullies and their victims may have physical, mental health problems
Adolescent victims and perpetrators of electronic bullying appear more likely to report having psychiatric and physical symptoms and problems, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
Professor Examines Role of Victim and Perpetrator Substance Use
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Northeastern University study of college students from an unidentified university found that both the perpetrators and the victims of physical and sexual violence report high substance use ...