Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Forensic Entomology Helped Convict Vincent Brothers

July 3rd, 2013 § in Bizarre

Vincent Brothers was suspected of killing his wife, mother-in-law and three children in California in 2004, but authorities had to prove that his car was indeed in California and not in Ohio where the man lives. Brothers defense said that he never left Ohio, so he could not have [...]

Resurrecting Fingerprints

July 2nd, 2013 § in Bizarre

A new breakthrough in forensic science appears to have found the solution to this problem. Fingerprints are often the key to solving crime mysteries. However, the problem arises when the criminal wipes out fingerprints from bullets and leaves no trace of his identity, making it d[...]

Forensic Facial Reconstruction

July 1st, 2013 § in Bizarre

By reconstructing the face, with the use of a computer, forensic investigators can use the bone structure to add eyes, hair and skin to develop a close facsimile of the person they need to identify. This picture is then compared to a missing person database to see if any matches [...]

Forensic Toxicology

June 30th, 2013 § in Bizarre

This was true in the death of actor Heath Ledger. He died of a prescription drug overdose. The death was ruled an accidental death after forensic pathology determined the cause of death. Although there were rumors surrounding Ledger’s death, the autopsy report listed accide[...]

The Forensic Crime Scene

June 29th, 2013 § in Bizarre

Collected and properly stored, it could become contaminated, lost or tampered with causing the evidence to be thrown out of court if it even makes it that far. After taping off the scene, investigators will collect any evidence found around the crime scene. All fingerprints, DNA [...]

Using Forensic Photography To Solve Crimes

June 28th, 2013 § in Bizarre

Forensic photography plays a vital part of all crime scene investigations. The pictures are taken of the entire crime scene. Before evidence is collected, photos are taken. These pictures will show the area of the crime scene and project the distance of the evidence in accordance[...]

Shell shock at two-headed tortoise

July 10th, 2012 § in Bizarre, Paranormal

A two-headed tortoise has come out of its shell in Dorset to find itself in the media spotlight. The unusual case of a Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, born two months ago in an incubator, made the headlines in various papers on Friday. Owner John Jones, from Dorchester, who [...]

The Science of Superheroes: Beyond “The Incredibles”

July 7th, 2012 § in Bizarre, Science

With the Incredibles up for an Oscar, superheroes are flying higher than ever. Most people may dismiss their fantastic feats—and their formidable foes—as mere fantasy. But to Robert Weinberg, a Chicago, Illinois-based science fiction writer, superheroes are worthy of scientif[...]

Crab Rain Falls Over Dartford

July 2nd, 2012 § in Bizarre

A KEEN gardener got the shock of her life when a freak storm rained 20 crabs down on her. Kate Walker was picking beans in her garden when she felt what she thought was heavy rain hitting her. But the 33-year-old got a fright when she looked up and saw the brown coloured creature[...]

Honeybees defy dino-killing ‘nuclear winter’

June 29th, 2012 § in Bizarre

The humble tropical honeybee may challenge the idea that a post-asteroid impact “nuclear winter” was a big player in the decimation of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Somehow the tropical honeybee, Cretotrigona prisca, survived the end-Cretaceous extinction event, des[...]