Figuring out what caused a disaster is like solving a crime: investigators gather evidence, look for clues, run a bunch of tests, and of course, have cool Detective Music Montages.
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Over the past 50 years, advances in forensic science have made it possible for police to solve crimes that would have previously gone cold without the help of things like DNA testing, hair analysis, entomology, and other methods. It’s also brought light to cases that were unsolved for years, including cases that date back to the Civil War. But for all the successful crime fighting forensic science has enabled, it’s also encouraged certain evildoers to commit crimes using inventive new methods — sometimes even recruiting the help of forensics to wield the science as a weapon. [Read more…]