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Jan. 28, 2011

Blood Spotting Made Easier

An new thermal infrared camera might make crime scene investigations easier.

csi, forensics, crime, light source, detection, police, investigation, crime lab

Mar. 19, 2010

Bacterial Forensics

Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?

forensics, bacteria, skin, crime

Nov. 22, 2013

Using Modern Ballistics to Crack ‘Cold Case JFK’

Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassination.

jfk, ballistics, assasination, 50 year anniversary, single bullet theory, grassy knoll

Apr. 29, 2011

Medicine, Murder And The History of Transfusion

A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.

blood, transfusion, medicine

Aug. 31, 2012

Meet the Brains Behind 'Bones'

Forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs talks about her new novel "Bones Are Forever" and her ongoing work on the TV crime-fighting series "Bones."

bones, forensic anthropology, forensic science, crime, detectives, murder mystery, television show

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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