Tagged: forensic

Spicing Up Fingerprints - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 15, 2013

Fingerprints form a key part of criminal investigations, allowing an investigator to connect a suspect to a crime scene.  Modern analytical chemistry however allows more detailed information to be gathered from fingerprints, a process which is being made even easier using the spice tumeric. By analysing the chemical composition of fingerprints it is possible to find out more about the … Read More

The Political and Legal Risks of Being a Scientist - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 23, 2012

Fighting for funding and tenure, dealing with publish or perish, the life of a scientist can be a trying one. And now it looks like we need to add to this list the risk of being prosecuted in the courts by those who take exception to a scientist’s findings. Climate scientist Michael Mann has been attacked using the US … Read More