Battelle’s Applied Genomics team has a new member as Dr. Toni Diegoli joins to be the technical lead for Battelle’s Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Program.
Alison Davidson is a kind of olfactory Sherlock. A quiet but crisp scientist who runs the forensics lab at the University of Staffordshire, she is working on a form of analysis that in the near future could allow police to gather odor evidence from, say, a coat left at the scene of the crime to build a profile of a suspect.
The Michigan State Police Crime Lab solves cases with science, and the laboratory operating in Bridgeport has additional staff and new methods to help fight crime. It's helped the laboratory turn a 12-month backlog for lab work in the biology department one year ago into a two-week backlog today.
While defense attorneys mount an insanity defense for the former Marine on trial in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, prosecutors have described Eddie Ray Routh as a troubled drug user who knew right from wrong. Criminal law experts say the case hinges on whether the defense can prove Routh did not know that the killings constituted a crime.
Unraveling a mystery that eluded the researchers analyzing the highly advanced Equation Group the world learned about recently, password crackers have deciphered a cryptographic hash buried in one of the hacking crew's exploits. It's Arabic for "unregistered."
In late 2013, an ATM in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day. No one had put in a card or touched a button. Cameras showed that the piles of money had been swept up by customers who appeared lucky to be there at the right moment. But when a Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, was called to Ukraine to investigate, it discovered that the errant machine was the least of the bank’s problems.
Authorities found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey and anti-psychotic medication while searching the home of the former Marine charged with killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, a Texas Ranger testified recently.
A new lab wing in South Asheville, North Carolina may be mostly empty now, but the state crime lab director says the space is full of possibilities.
In 1995, Gerard Richardson was convicted for the murder of 19-year-old Monica Reyes. There were only two pieces of evidence implicating him. One was a statement from Reyes’s boyfriend, who claimed to have heard Richardson threaten to kill her. But that statement was made only after police had shown the boyfriend a finding from a forensic odontologist that a bite mark found on Reyes’s body was a match to Richardson’s teeth.
President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government and each other, a response to attacks like that on Sony Entertainment.
About 16 million mobile devices are infected by malicious software that is secretly spying on users, stealing confidential information and pilfering data plans.
Emoji are the language of our online era. They convey things mere words often cannot. We send emoji to improve upon, even expand, our words and bring emotion—affection, frustration, love, anger—to the conversation. Now, like the tweets, posts, and texts that are a crucial part of the way we communicate today, emoji are, finally, getting their due in court.
Stunning images reveal the devastating impact a bullet can have when it hits a target.
New film footage revealing for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III shows the dramatic injury to the base of the skull as well as the inside of the top of the skull.
Researchers have shown that the striation pattern impressed in costal cartilage during the creation of a cut mark is an adequate representation of the tool’s cutting edge and can be used to identify class and individual characteristics of the tool. Therefore, the current method of classifying a blade type is based on the presence/absence and regularity of striations.