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How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death

By Aggie Mika | July 23, 2017

Forensic experts explain. 

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Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery

By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017

The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.

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Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2016

Watching the decomposition of pig carcasses anchored to the seafloor is helping forensic researchers understand what to expect of human remains dumped in the ocean.

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Well-Brined Pork

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.

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The Necrobiome

By Chris Palmer | February 1, 2014

Next-generation sequencing of the bacterial assemblages that inhabit a corpse throughout decomposition improve time-of-death estimates.

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Man-Eating Mushrooms

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2011

An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.

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