PopCSI: Uncovering PopSci’s Forensic Past

Truth serum? Fingerprinting? Forensic investigation? PopSci was there

CSI, the popular network television show solving crimes with science, has been on for nearly a decade. Popular Science has had the detective fever for over eighty years.

For longer than a television show can ever hope to remain on air, we’ve been examining the state of forensics and detailing the new technologies that solve “stranger than fiction” crimes, from the lie detector to DNA profiling.

Read on for some of our favorite moments in criminology through PopSci‘s pages.