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A Forensic Ecologist on Life, Death, and Crime-Solving

Book review: The Nature of Life and Death, by Patricia Wiltshire (Amazon / Book Depository)

Patricia Wiltshire is a botanist, forensic ecologist, and palynologist — what she defines as “one who studies pollen and other palynomorphs.” She works with the police in the United Kingdom, drawing on decades of experience and meticulous microscopic examinations to determine what pollen, fungi, microbes and all manner of plant particles and elements from the natural world can reveal about crime scenes, the locations of missing and murdered people, and suspects. 638 more words

Book Review

A Nutty Fall: Eating Acorns

Oaks have cycles as to when they produce acorns and this will turn out to be a mast year with loads of acorns falling from the trees. 869 more words

Arianna Alexsandra Collins

Hey Mike, don't move!

There’s a butterfly on your hat. A Red-spotted Purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax).

This comical butterfly-man union was observed during a photowalk with  97 more words

Digital Photography

A ‘vampire’s’ remains were found about 30 years ago. Now DNA is giving him new life.

He had been in his grave so long that when his family dug him up to burn his heart, the organ had decomposed and was not there. 275 more words

Guest Contributor

What fatphobia tells us about our fear of death

You can’t go two steps in London without seeing Cancer Research UK’s (CRUK) controversial, ubiquitous and hypocritical ‘Obesity is a cause of cancer too’ cigarette comparison campaign. 367 more words

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Udo H. Brinker

Title: Professor Ordinarius for Organic Chemistry (Emeritus at the University of Vienna)
Location: Vienna, Austria

Udo Brinker, Research Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York in Binghamton, and Professor Ordinarius (Emeritus) at the University of Vienna, Austria, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of chemistry and natural science.

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Chemistry