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Steven Avery,flanked by two officers in this photo, was wrongfully convicted for rape in 1985. He was later proven innocent after spending eight years in prison. Credit: AP

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In 1985, a mistaken identification and an unreliable microscopic comparison of hair wrongly convicted Steven Avery  of raping a Manitowoc woman. In 2003, Avery...

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A French scientists claims there's another portrait etched beneath the Mona Lisa -- one of the most famous paintings in the world. Pascal Cotte was...

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It probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone that criminals thrive in the dark, and now we know by exactly how much: when DST comes into effect in spring, researchers identified a 7% decrease from average in daily number of reported robberies, and a whopping 27% decrease during the now-brighter evening hour. They also found strong evidence of a decrease in the incidence of rape in the evening hours.

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A new study conducted by Innsbruck researchers found that people who enjoy bitter foods like olives, dark chocolate and broccoli are more likely to...

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A number of CIA officers were pulled from the U.S. Embasy in Beijing as a precautionary measure taken in the wake of massive cybertheft...
bacteria shoes

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According to Locard’s exchange principle, one of the most robust pillars of the forensic work, “Every contact leaves a trace”. In forensic investigations these traces...

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The non-biting blowfly Chrysomya megacephala is a common sight on dead bodies and forensic investigators use them to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval. A report from Tamil Nadu analyzed morphological features and molecular characterization through generation of DNA barcoding of the synanthropic (being ecologically associated with humans) derived form of C. megacephala for the first time. Their findings are significant in forensic sciences and were published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal.
cybercrime

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A study pegged by the Ponemon Institute found cybercrime costs have gone up significantly relative to last year. According to the report, the average US...

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How exactly can a hound discern between the smell of a deer carcass and that of a human remains? Researchers asked themselves the same question, and the results of their work reveal exactly how: Decomposing human bodies release a unique chemical cocktail, and experts hope the breakthrough can be useful to improve cadaver dog training or leaqd to the developmen of machines that could allow them to sniff out bodies faster than ever before.
TDL Genetics

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A novel technique shown by researchers in Belgium can estimate the age of a criminal, or victim for that matter, by interpreting genetic code...