Erwin Kristanto

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Flies help solve body-in-suitcase murder probes

<b>Vital clues involving flies are helping detectives to solve crimes in which bodies are dumped in suitcases.</b><p>The impact that flies have on the bodies is the subject of groundbreaking research by the Metropolitan Police and the Natural History Museum.<p>Flies can potentially help officers to work out a …

How insects hold key to solving crimes and mysteries from beyond the grave

Dr Stefano Vanin’s job sounds like the stuff of TV shows, but real life science cracks the case much more slowly. He tells Sheena Hastings why …

Leeds

The history and pathology of crucifixion. - PubMed

In antiquity crucifixion was considered one of the most brutal and shameful modes of death. Probably originating with the Assyrians and Babylonians, …

Ancient History

Everything You Need To Know About Ricin, The Poison Mailed To President Obama

Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth, it's scarily easy to make, and somebody is mailing it to the President and at least one U.S. senator. What it is, how it works, and more, inside.<p>Yesterday, an envelope addressed to Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, was found to …