The Washington Academy of Sciences is offering a different kind of peer review: they'll take a look at your mystery book, and if it's up to scientific snuff, give it a literal stamp of approval.
The BBC points out exactly why we need this. DNA testing and the War on Terror fundamentally changed crime novels: the old gumshoe detective writers who didn't need to know much more than how a telephone worked and a lie looked on a face might need the extra hand nowadays.
Makes you wonder how Dashiell Hammett would describe a centrifuge.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.