Featured by Jessica Snyder Sachs
This Germ Could Save Your Life
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Rebooting the AIDS Vaccine
The booster was supposed to keep volunteers safe from HIV infection--but it failed. What now?
Why Give a Dead Man a Body Scan?
Forensic scientists in Switzerland are pioneering a whole new way to do autopsies. No scalpel required.
Drug Cartels Raise the Game for the Mule Trackers
It's called body packing, it's dangerous and gross, and new technology makes gut-based drug smuggling harder to spot.
When the Fur Flies, He’s the Man to Call
Richard Stroud is the nation's chief medical examiner for wildlife, and he's getting a state-of-the-art lab. Poachers beware.
Of All the Dumb, Stupid, Boneheaded Blunders!
No need to call Grissom for these Keystone Krooks crimes. Not that CSI investigators don't make boo-boos of their own ...
DNA and a New Kind of Racial Profiling
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
Hi, Pedophile … ! Meet Yur Worst Nitemare :-)
In the dark and chatty world of avatars and assumed identities, this cybercop is a virtual Sybil, trolling for creeps and thieves.
Tiny Clues from a “Gentle Drowning”
The killing of a young child led investigators to this problem: Can the single-celled life in water tell where the water is from?
Blood Is the Ink, Crime Is the Story
Blood flies, and leaves a tale. But it takes an expert like Paulette Sutton to sort truth from fiction in spatter language.