Fingerprint analysis without destroying evidence

Particle analysis without destrying evidence

A new method can be used to analyse both fingerprints and small particles from the same surface avoiding evidence damage.   

Unexpected insects leave clues for entomologists


Entomologists have discovered insects – normally not associated with human corpses – can provide clues from dead bodies.

Vote for science policies


Ahead of the General Election, science spokespeople from the six major political parties in the UK have provided interviews about their future policies.

Fossilised bacteria oldest ‘unevolved organism’

Uneveolved organism web

Scientists have discovered a deep-sea microorganism that shows no evidence of evolution in the last 2 billion years.

Podiatry experts hit high demand


The demand for forensic podiatry expertise has increased significantly since the 1990s. 

Double dome points to largest asteroid impact

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The world’s largest asteroid impact zone – invisible at the earth’s surface – has been found in central Australia.

Mini-lungs to help the study of cystic fibrosis

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By using stem cells, scientists have created what they refer to as mini-lungs to aid cystic fibrosis studies.

A peak below the surface…

Recovering destroyed metal serial numbers

Scientists have designed a technique for recovering destroyed serial numbers on metal objects.

Underground ocean found on Jupiter’s largest moon

Ganymede web

Scientists have used a new approach to find evidence for a subsurface saltwater ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon.

Training the next generation of archaeogeneticists


A new research centre will be used to train the next generation of specialists in the field of archaeogenetics.

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