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Feb. 27, 2009

Evaluating Forensic Science

This month, the National Academy of Sciences published a report that found 'serious deficiencies' in the nation's forensic science system.

forensics, crime lab, police, csi

Sep. 24, 2010

Forensic Art

How can forensic anthropologists and artists build a sculpture of a person's head based on just the skull? We'll talk about the science behind forensic art.

art, forensics, composite sketch, crime scene, witness, police

Apr. 02, 2010

Deborah Blum and The Poisoner's Handbook

Before CSI or Law and Order, how did chemical crimes come to light? Ira talks with author Deborah Blum about her new book about the dawn of medical forensics.

poison, blum, forensics, crime, history

May. 01, 2009

Wildlife CSI

Ira talks with the author of a new book about animal forensic investigators, and with experts in wildlife crime investigation from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

forensics, wildlife, poaching, smuggling

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Snowflake Safari

\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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