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Police asked this 3D printing lab to recreate a dead man’s fingers to unlock his phone

Last month, law enforcement officers showed up at the lab of Anil Jain, a professor at Michigan State University. Jain wasn’t in trouble; the...

DNA testing by University of Canberra forensics lab to make molecular sketches of crime suspects

A Canberra forensic laboratory will be the first in Australia to test the ancestry of crime scene DNA, opening up a world of potentially...

Locusts to ‘sniff out explosives’

Scientists are researching technology they hope will allow locusts to detect explosives using their sense of smell. They say heat-generating "tattoos" will enable them to...

Scientists identify gases unique to rotting pigs and human bones

After we die, our rotting bodies release specific types of gases into the environment. When a body goes missing, dogs can sniff for these...

New blood marker could help identify age of criminal from blood stains at the crime scene

Ongoing forensic research led by University at Albany Assistant Chemistry Professor Jan Halámek and his team has revealed a simple way to estimate the...

‘Forensic Breakthrough’ Leads to Potential Suspect in 40-Year-Old Irish Massacre

The Kingsmill massacre, the execution of 10 unarmed men, is one of the most infamous attacks from the violent era of the ‘Troubles’ in...

The Bowraville Murders – Australia’s Unsolved Serial Killing

For the past three months, The Australian’s crime reporter Dan Box has been looking at an unsolved serial killing in Bowraville. Three children, all...

How forensic scientists fight crime by analyzing handwriting

Analysing handwriting to help solve crimes isn`t just something you see in the movies — it`s real! Patella Lewis from Q13 Fox TV, got a first-hand...

LAPD Warrant Lets Cops Open Apple iPhone With Owner’s Fingerprints

As CEO Tim Cook and the FBI engaged in a very public spat over an encrypted iPhone, cops down the road quietly acquired a warrant to apply...

Lost Photographs of Gruesome Italian Crime Scenes

WARNING: Some of the images below are disturbing. This article originally appeared on VICE Italy. At the beginning of the 20th century, Luigi Tomellini worked as a...

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