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This month, the National Academy of Sciences published a report that found 'serious deficiencies' in the nation's forensic science system.
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.
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.
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.
An new thermal infrared camera might make crime scene investigations easier.
Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?
Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassinatio...
A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
Forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs talks about her new novel "Bones...
\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.