Ewww: Scientists use poop from living animals to estimate the size of dung dropped by T. rex and other dinos
Posted in Dinosaurs & Fossils
Tagged Argentinosaurus, Arizona; Karen Chin, Boulder; James Farlow, coprolite, dinosaur, dung, feces, forensic science, getinvolved, Indiana University, Mountain Sky Middle School, paleontology, Purdue University, sauropod; Karl Flessa, scat, T. rex, teacher, topstories, Tyrannosaurus rex, University of Arizona; Amber Struthers, University of Colorado
Quick-change trick allows a digital camera to photograph blood concealed by paint
Posted in Light & Radiation
Tagged blood, blood detection, camera, crime, detectives, filter, filters, forensic science, forensics, getinvolved, Glenn Porter, infrared, lens, Lenses, lenses/mirrors/filters, light, paint, photography, physics, radiation, University of Western Sydney, wavelength
Scientists study a cast of creatures to learn how to use toxins to treat pain and disease
Scientists report finding bacterium that can live off arsenic
Posted in Chemistry
Tagged Adaptation, arsenic, bacteria, bacterium, Chemosynthesis, energetics, extreme environments, forensic science, microbe, organic chemistry, organic molecules, phosphorus, toxicology, toxicology/drugs
What germs populate the hands may be as unique as fingerprints.
Clothes moth larvae snack on hair from corpses, providing police with genetic clues
Scientists are finding new ways to help stop poachers from hunting endangered animals.
Scientists have found a way to figure out where a person is from and where he or she has been, just by looking at samples of the person’s hair.
Is caffeine bad or good for you? The answer is: a little of both.
Posted in Body & Health
Tagged brain chemistry, caffeine, Drug, forensic science, nervous, nervous system, organic chemistry, organic compound, stimulant, toxicology, toxicology/drugs
Identifying fingerprints may have a role not just in solving crimes but also in everyday life.