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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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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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