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Articles related to forensic science

Browse: Optical Sensor Detects Trace Amounts of Explosives
dog nose
Feature: The Scent of a Crime
Cadaver-detection dogs can’t be trained using human remains. How accurately can the complex scents emitted by decomposing bodies be mimicked when these dogs are trained?
Browse: Flawed Forensics Hamper ID of Human Remains Browse: Bullets Fingerprinted
Browse: Gunshot Residue Matching Puts Shooters in Sights
The Baxter/ Kelly skull
Cover Story: Final Resting Place of an Outlaw
Archaeological and forensic detective work led to the remains of Ned Kelly, one of Australia’s most celebrated, reviled and polarising historical figures.
morgue
Cover Story: Post Mortem: What Happens to Drugs after Death?
Drug levels can rise, fall or even disappear entirely after death, potentially leading to incorrect conclusions about murder, suicide and drug overdoses.
Browse: Bacteria Put the Bite on Assailants
New techniques to study the bacteria left behind after biting could prove a boon for forensics, the Otago School of Dentistry claims.
Browse: Forensic Examiners Pass the Face-Matching Test