Science & Innovation Analysis of bodies tended by burying beetles reveals that they are coated in very particular preservative fluids. Science & Innovation Like many parents around the world, burying provide
I’m in the odd position of being someone who loves detritivores, that is, things that eat the dead. Believe me, it’s not an easy sell at a dinner party. Usually when I reveal my interest, people recoil.
Cells continue to function even after an individual dies. That's according to a scientific study published in Nature Communications. Analysing post-mortem samples, an international team of scientists that
You are dead. Now what? It's the start of a fascinating and eventful - if gory and smelly - journey, at least for your body as it decomposes. Understanding decomposition can hold the key to solving murders,
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