Latest Forensic entomology Stories

2014-04-15 23:14:53

At The Boys' Latin School of Maryland, students in Jim Haluck's Forensics Honors course are exposed to a variety of materials throughout the year as they conduct their lab experiments. This week, students were talking quite a bit about the new lab entitled Sarcophaga bullata, which deals with meat and maggots in an attempt to determine if drugs were used by a hypothetical deceased human body. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 It's typical for students in Jim Haluck's...

2011-11-01 15:26:51

When investigating a murder, every clue helps. New research from North Carolina State University sheds light on how — and whether — blow flies survive when buried underground during their development. It´s an advance that will help forensic investigators understand how long a body may have been left above ground before being buried — or possibly whether remains were moved from one grave to another. “Blow flies are probably the most important insects to forensic...

2010-10-21 09:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With Halloween approaching, CareerCast.com (www.CareerCast.com), a national job portal, revealed today the 10 scariest, creepiest and just plain most disturbing jobs of 2010. Forensic Entomologist, Miner and Broadcast Tower Technician topped the list, which was determined by utilizing phobia rankings based on data from the Merck Medical Library and the Library of the Surgeon General. "It's no surprise that Forensic Entomologist came out on top,"...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.