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Saleem and Hawass 2021 reader comments 42 with 34 posters participating Share this story CT scans of a mummified Egyptian pharaoh, once suspected to be the victim of a palace assassination, suggest that he was actually executed after being captured in battle in the mid-16th century BCE. Pharaoh Seqenenre led his army from Upper Egypt ..

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Enlarge / Ophelia (1852) by John Everett Millais, inspired by the character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, who goes mad and drowns in a brook. It can be challenging for forensic scientists to determine how long a dead body has been submerged in water. reader comments 14 with 13 posters participating Share this story There’s rarely time ..

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reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story [embedded content] Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris hosts the Smithsonian Channel’s new documentary series The Curious Life and Death of…. Infamous historical cold cases get a scientific face-lift in The Curious Life and Death Of…, a new documentary series from the Smithsonian Channel. Hosted by author ..

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reader comments 88 with 71 posters participating Share this story [embedded content] Australian researchers analyzed contamination levels in everyday household items from a home suspected to have previously been used for cooking methamphetamine. Courtesy of Flinders University. Breaking Bad brought the messy, smelly process of cooking methamphetamine into American households with its depiction of a ..

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Enlarge / Fictional Victorian physician John Stephenson (David Warner) is Jack the Ripper in the 1979 film Time After Time. A new scientific paper claiming to have identified the real Ripper might as well be speculative fiction, say geneticists. reader comments 52 with 42 posters participating Share this story A new DNA analysis of stains ..

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Enlarge / The 1861 notebook of Sir William Crookes, containing all his data on thallium samples. SSPL/Getty Images reader comments 33 with 21 posters participating Share this story There’s rarely time to write about every cool science story that comes our way. So this year, we’re running a special Twelve Days of Christmas series of ..

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Enlarge / Mmmm, chocolate. We can indulge in delicious truffles today because of the cultivation of cacao in the Amazon basin thousands of years ago. (credit: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post/Getty Images) We owe our perennial favorite sweet indulgence, chocolate, to Central American Aztec and Mayan people living nearly 4,000 years ago. At least that’s ..

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Enlarge / Mug shot of Joseph James DeAngelo. reader comments 42 Share this story For over four decades, a suspect in more than 50 extremely sadistic rapes and 12 murders eluded police in Northern California. On Tuesday, he was arrested after investigators tracked him down using online genealogical databases that contained genetic information from a ..

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reader comments 0 Share this story Cellebrite, the Israel-based forensics company that has been a key source for law enforcement in efforts to crack the security of mobile devices to recover evidence, has reportedly found a way to unlock Apple devices using all versions of the iOS operating system up to version 11.2.6, the most ..

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