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Panama Papers: How Investigators Searched 2.6 Terabytes of Data

April 8, 2016 1:36 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The 11.5 million documents, created by the law firm, Mossack Fonseca, used different file formats, probably including typed financial documents, dating back to the 1970s.

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'Cyber Hygiene' Could Prevent the Next Attack

April 7, 2016 12:34 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Cyber attacks have been on the rise in recent month, but one cybersecurity expert says basic "cyber hygiene" could go a long way to protecting data from being hacked.

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'Floaters' May Decompose in Deep Water Much Faster Than Previously Believed

April 7, 2016 11:35 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

New research on pig carcasses indicates that deeper, more oxygen-rich water can significantly speed up breakdown processes.

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Four Ways the FBI May Have Unlocked the iPhone

April 6, 2016 12:26 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

According to a public search on federal spending, Israeli-based Cellebrite has offered services to dozens of federal agencies, like DOJ and DOE, over 1,500 orders in all.

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Parole Granted: Convicted Murderer Maintains Innocence, 3 Decades Later

April 6, 2016 12:19 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

For the last 20 years and 12 parole hearings, Swanigan was denied release from prison. For years, it was simply because he continues to claim his innocence.

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After Forensic Analysis, Knife Found at OJ Simpson Estate Not Murder Weapon

April 5, 2016 4:53 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

After the O.J. Simpson murder trial captivated the country, the LAPD are still searching for the murder weapon used to kill Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

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New Criminology Study: ‘All Crimes Are Not Created Equal’

April 5, 2016 2:15 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The researchers teamed up with former police to call for a more “meaningful measure of crime” that analyzes the real societal harm: damage done to its citizens.

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Mitochondrial DNA Offers Clues to a Native American Genocide

April 5, 2016 12:45 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers have uncovered the disappearance of entire genetic lineages, shortly after the arrival of the Europeans in the 1600s, using mtDNA analysis in Native American mummies.

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Are Viruses Like Microbial Passports?

April 5, 2016 12:20 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Forget brushing for fingerprints or swabbing DNA, investigators of the future might be able to pin down a suspect just by examining the virus strains present in the body.

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Potential Second Viking Site in New World Found, Reports Say

April 1, 2016 3:57 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

New advances in satellite imaging have led to what could potentially be a second Viking settlement in the Americas.

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Cops Bust Cross-Border Pot Tunnel, Four Football Fields Long

April 1, 2016 2:28 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Law enforcement seized 1,350 pounds of marijuana, and made multiple arrests, including the owner of the Calexico, Calif. home.

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Mengele’s Remains to Be Used in Medical Research, 70 Years after Auschwitz

April 1, 2016 12:51 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Nazi doctor who oversaw torturous medical experiments that killed thousands at Auschwitz will actually contribute to forensic science, decades after his death.

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Sewage Epidemiology: Tracing Designer Drugs in Europe’s Wastewater

April 1, 2016 12:30 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

A new study, by the European Monitoring Center, analyzed daily samples from waste-water treatment plants across the continent, and found some pretty interesting results.

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Forensic Reconstruction of a Prehistoric, Bronze-Age Battle in Germany

March 31, 2016 12:49 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Before Stalingrad, before the Somme, before Waterloo, and before even the Battle of Tours, there was the Tollense River Valley.

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FBI Agrees to Unlock iPhone in Arkansas Murder Case

March 31, 2016 11:59 am | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

In what might be a landmark decision for state and local law enforcement, the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone and iPod in an Arkansas murder case.

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