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2014-06-26 23:10:33

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will host its most popular colloquium yet, "Colloquium 2014: Crime Scene Intelligence." Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will host its most popular colloquium yet, “Colloquium 2014: Crime Scene Intelligence,” on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, Mass. from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event is sold out. The Foundation will present an outstanding panel of...

CT Scans Could Help Forensic Database To ID Unidentified Remains
2014-01-15 07:56:51

North Carolina State University A study from North Carolina State University finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. The finding may also have clinical applications for craniofacial surgeons. “As forensic anthropologists, we can map specific coordinates on a skull and use software that we developed – called 3D-ID – to compare those three-dimensional coordinates with a...

2013-01-23 11:12:57

-The new technique is based on a computing system designed by researchers at the Forensic Anthropology Laboratory of the University of Granada. -This system is based on free software and has a reliability of 95%. Researchers at the University of Granada, Spain, have designed a new computing system that determines the age and sex of a corpse with a reliability of 95%. This system is based on free software called Image and a free DICOM displayer called K-Pacs. This state-of-the-art system...

Health-Based Approach May Help ID Groups At Risk Of Genocide
2011-09-19 09:55:07

  Researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a health-based approach to identifying groups at high risk of genocide, in a first-of-its-kind attempt to target international efforts to stop these mass killings before they start. Genocide, or the willful attempt to exterminate a specific population, is a violation of international law. In recent years, international discussion of genocide has focused in part on finding ways to identify populations at risk in order...

2010-03-27 11:25:58

The Applied Forensic Sciences Department at Mercyhurst College continues its landmark research into the recovery and interpretation of burned human remains from fatal fire scenes with a mock fire and excavation in Montgomery County, Pa., this weekend. Representatives of the department were on site last week when area fire officials conducted a controlled burn of a modular home at the Hickory Park Campgrounds, 2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville, Pa. Before the structure was set ablaze, the...

2010-03-18 12:55:06

An expert in forensic anthropology argues that the database should include computer records of citizens such as anthropological data, physiognomic characteristics, medical information, radiographic files, dental records and numbers of different identity documents. Tzipi Kahana believes that radiographic techniques, together with information from this database, are a reliable mechanism for identifying bodies after natural disasters or attacks. Forensic Anthropology, as an independent...

2009-10-21 11:01:09

A research work carried out at the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology of the University of Granada will speed up the identification of more than 2,000 missing persons in Kosovo during former Yugoslavia war, besides developing a new forensic technique based on the study of ribs and pubis, which will be very useful for the identification of persons in armed conflicts. This work, pioneer all over the world, has involved the study of one of the greatest forensic samples never before analyzed....

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2007-09-20 03:00:08

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID WASHINGTON - Researchers have solved the mystery of the boy in the iron coffin. The cast-iron coffin was discovered by utility workers in Washington two years ago. Smithsonian scientists led by forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley set about trying to determine who was buried in it, so the body could be placed in a new, properly marked grave. The body was that of 15-year-old William Taylor White, who died in 1852 and was buried in the Columbia College cemetery, they...

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2006-11-01 07:40:00

PORTLAND, Maine -- The earliest confirmed autopsy in North America was conducted more than 400 years ago by French colonists desperate to determine what was killing them as they endured a rugged winter on St. Croix Island, scientists concluded. A team of forensic anthropologists from the United States and Canada confirmed that the skull of a man buried on the island over the winter of 1604-05 showed evidence of having undergone an autopsy, scientists said. Nearly half of the 79 settlers led...

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2005-11-28 17:38:38

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Iowa's rich topsoil and climate have nourished some of the nation's most plentiful corn and soybean crops. Tyler O'Brien wants to learn more about their influence on rotting corpses. A biological anthropology professor at the University of Northern Iowa, O'Brien envisions turning some prime Iowa pasture into a body farm, where human bodies - buried, stuffed in car trunks or exposed to the elements - can provide scholars and criminalists with new benchmark data on human...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.