Featured by Jessica Snyder Sachs
What the Cold Nose Knows
Man's best friend? Not if the man is on trial and the dog is an expert "nose witness" who may be more convincing than reliable.
A Spielberg in Your Own Mind
If eyewitness memories are missing, the brain makes them up, and scanning technology has a hard time telling real from fake.
It's arson, bomb and booby trap week at one of the nation's toughest forensics schools.
Welcome to the Dollhouses of Death
Barbie's dead. Did Ken do it? How miniature death-scene dioramas are used to teach modern CSI techniques.
Will Terror Laws Give Science a Chill?
Post-9/11 laws protect Americans from the mishandling of potential bioterror agents. They could also slow down some vital medical research.
Graphing the Voice of Terror
The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
New Science for the Murder Victim Search
A researcher is building a tool that will help police locate a body earlier -- and possibly tell when the victim died.