At long last, it seems that dogged investigation and advanced technology may have finally solved the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.
The Wayne County Medical Examiner is sending swab samples from dead bodies to Michigan State University researchers. They're going to run a new kind of analysis in hopes of determining when someone died, whether they touched a weapon, and possibly even where they've been.
Crime scene investigation is about to get more affordable and efficient, as researchers from the National Center for Forensic Science in Orlando, Florida, have found a cheaper and faster method to identify a wide range of body fluids.
Additional evidence was presented during a Clark County trial where two young men are charged in the murder of a Clarksville man. Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull presented testimony from an Indiana State Police forensic scientist who processed fingerprints and footprints taken from the home of Steven Baldwin, who was killed nearly 19 months ago.
Just in time for Halloween, a forensic anthropologist will study human remains found by contractors digging a swimming pool.
A law that requires DNA samples from everyone arrested on a felony charge has drawn little attention in the nearly four months it has been in practice in Nevada, despite criticism that it would violate the privacy of people who hadn't been convicted of a crime.
A forensic pathologist quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about the shooting death of Michael Brown said some of her statements concerning the autopsy were taken out of context.
Centice Corporation has announced that a major federal agency is now using the Centice MFL-3000 drug analysis system to aid in prescription pill abuse operations.
An ocean's oxygen levels may play a role in the impact of marine predators on bodies when they are immersed in the sea, according to a new study.
Police said a heroin sample tied to a suspected overdose tested positive for Fentanyl, a narcotic drug that is more powerful and more life-threatening than heroin itself.
Researchers are developing inexpensive, portable toxicology laboratories so small you could fit them in your wallet. The development of these microfluidic chips could be used for toxicology and drug discovery testing.
The U.S. Department of Justice along with the Department of Defense has awarded Catherine Grgicak, assistant professor in biomedical forensic sciences at Boston University School of Medicine, approximately $2.5 million to more accurately analyze DNA evidence at a crime scene.
A Silicon Valley startup says that police agencies were field testing its new product: a wireless sensor that transforms officers' weapons into smart guns with real-time telemetry.
3D printing is now proving extremely useful in the field of forensic facial reconstruction, a method of identifying skeletal remains.
Forensic statistics is a relatively new field that is working to establish investigative techniques and quantitative methods that ensure accuracy in suspect identification. About 25 statisticians worldwide work in forensics science. About 25 statisticians worldwide work in forensics science.