decomposition
How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death
How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death
Aggie Mika | Jul 23, 2017
Forensic experts explain. 
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Jef Akst | Jul 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.
Well-Brined Pork
Well-Brined Pork
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.
The Necrobiome
The Necrobiome
Chris Palmer | Feb 1, 2014
Next-generation sequencing of the bacterial assemblages that inhabit a corpse throughout decomposition improve time-of-death estimates.
Man-Eating Mushrooms
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2011
An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.