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Does the UK need a human 'body farm'?

<b>You are dead. Now what?</b><p>It's the start of a fascinating and eventful - if gory and smelly - journey, at least for your body as it decomposes.<p>Understanding decomposition can hold the key to solving murders, finding missing people and crucially recognising them, and that is why "body farms" exist.<p>Body …

Biology

Human Body Decomposition

The Ecology of Death

It’s a nature documentary trope: A migrating herd of wildebeest approaches a rushing river. Soon a few bold ones cross, followed by the rest of the …

Ecology

These bugs are the most gruesome clues in forensic science

The first murder solved with the help of insects, per an account written in the year 1235, took place in China. A villager was found slashed to death. The judge summoned local farmers and told them to bring their sickles. As the farmers stood in the summer heat, insects swarmed around one man's …

Insects

Microbes as a Tool Forensic Science

Forensic science has advanced along with technological advances in genetics and biology. Now that scientists are learning more about the human …

Could a Null-Hypothesis Model Bring Greater Clarity to Forensic Entomology?

<i>Lucilia sericata</i>, also known as the common green bottle fly, is among the blow flies (family Calliphoridae) that are often the first insects to …

Statistics

To Solve Gruesome Desert Mysteries, Scientists Become Body Collectors

Before she confrontsdeath straight on, Melissa Connor always puts on a pair of rubber boots. The shelf she takes the shoes from includes a bottle of hand sanitizer, a sign warning people to check their shoes for scorpions and a bundle of wooden stakes, each of which will eventually be marked with …

U.S. Border Patrol

Inside Australia's first 'body farm': Grim graveyard where 100 bodies lie to help scientists solve the most gruesome crimes

• <b>A 'body farm' in Sydney uses decomposing corpses to help forensic science</b>• <b><br>The grisly facility takes donated bodies and allows them to rot naturally</b>• <b><br>It</b> …

Tennessee body farm study could impact court cases

A recent discovery at the University of Tennessee's body farm could have an immediate impact on court cases around the globe. (5/9/17 5PM)

How the humble fly can help to solve our most gruesome crimes

Flies are often the first visitors to a murder scene. Studying their grisly dining habits can reveal vital clues to help catch the killer<p>Flies are regarded by most people as a nuisance at best, a harbinger of death at worst. They elicit little more than feelings of disgust and many people are happy …

Crime

Some corpses may mysteriously heat up after death

A strange case-study from the Czech Republic<p>One morning, in a hospital in the Czech Republic, a 69-year-old man died of heart disease. An hour later, as nurses were preparing to move his body down to the lab for autopsy, they noticed his skin was unusually warm. After calling the doctor back to …

Czech Republic

Determining Time of Death

Podcast: Play in new window | Download |<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More<p><b>Defining Time of Death</b> <b></b><p>There are several times of death. Let …

audioBoom Search

The Chinese mummy that aged 300 years in a day: Experts baffled by 'perfectly preserved' body that turned BLACK just hours after its coffin was opened

• Found in same area as two other bodies that were reduced to skeletons<br>• Within hours, however, the corpse's face started to turn black and a foul smell …

Archaeologists find Ming Dynasty mummy in China

Road workers have stumbled upon a well-preserved, 700-year-old mummy while expanding a street in the Chinese city of Taizhou, in Jiangsu …

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13 Secrets of Forensic Entomologists

Forensic entomology is the study of insects in criminal investigations. Think you know something about the field because you’ve seen Gil Grissom on …

Maggot to Blowfly: Ready for Its Close-Up

What fly is famous on TV?<p>Think corpses and detectives wanting to know how long that body has been in a storage locker or suitcase. It’s the blowfly, of course. Its larvae, a.k.a. maggots, feed on rotting flesh, which could be that spouse or business partner who got in the way. Or, in a good police …

Natural History Museums

The Washing Away of Wrongs

Amsterdam to host Europe's first 'forensic cemetery'

<b>AMSTERDAM—</b>A vacant lot near a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise here will soon host research that might make you lose your appetite. Amsterdam's …

A Machine Learning Approach for Using the Postmortem Skin Microbiome to Estimate the Postmortem Interval

by Hunter R. Johnson, Donovan D. Trinidad, Stephania Guzman, Zenab Khan, James V. Parziale, Jennifer M. DeBruyn, Nathan H. LentsResearch on the human …

Data Science

A Baltimore researcher shows that the longtime standard for body temperature is wrong. Cool.

(Page 2 of 2)<p>February 11, 2005|By Michael Stroh | Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF<p>Wunderlich's book broke new ground. The German physician was the first to …

Nobody knows why this ancient mummy is so well preserved

This Chinese woman has been preserved for over 2,100 years and she’s baffled scientists.<p>Called the Lady of Dai, she’s considered the best-preserved …

Archaeology

Forensic Autopsy of Human Decomposed Bodies as a Valuable Tool for Prevention: A French Regional Study.

2016 Dec;37(4):270-274.<p>1From the Service de Médecine légale, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.<p>Abstract<p>Post mortem …

'Body farm' proposed for central Queensland would be world first for tropics

Groundwork is being laid to create a 'body farm' in central Queensland, where scientists can study how human corpses decompose in the tropics.<p>Central …

Australian Universities

Getting ready for @ns_college students to analyse some #forensic #flies #entomology as part of @WLVsci_eng outreach https://t.co/lrJiWsFPJM

The Chemistry of Mummification

Mummies are, perhaps, the easiest go-to costume for Halloween: grab some bandages, drape yourself in them, and job done. However, there’s a little …

Egypt