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Primatologists Judith Masters and Fabien Génin
Primatologist Pair Murdered in South African Home
Judith Masters and Fabien Génin had both recently retired from the University of Fort Hare after celebrated careers researching lemurs and their kin.
Primatologist Pair Murdered in South African Home
Primatologist Pair Murdered in South African Home

Judith Masters and Fabien Génin had both recently retired from the University of Fort Hare after celebrated careers researching lemurs and their kin.

Judith Masters and Fabien Génin had both recently retired from the University of Fort Hare after celebrated careers researching lemurs and their kin.

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Two Allegedly Murdered Scientists Found in Apartment Fire
Amanda Heidt | Oct 5, 2022 | 2 min read
Emergency responders arrived at a structure fire in Kansas City to find the two graduate students suffering from “apparent trauma” before they were declared dead at the scene.
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Scientists Reconstruct Warrior Pharaoh’s Murder Using CT Scans
Stephenie Livingston | Feb 17, 2021 | 3 min read
A forensic investigation of Seqenenre Taa II’s traumatic injuries suggests he died with his hands tied behind his back, perhaps the end result of fighting to liberate his kingdom.
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Computational Biologist Bing Liu Dies in Suspected Murder
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2020 | 1 min read
The University of Pittsburgh scientist, who was studying SARS-CoV-2, was shot to death in his home.
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Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019 | 5 min read
MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.
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Plant Biologist Killed on Solo Camping Trip in British Columbia
Shawna Williams | Aug 8, 2019 | 2 min read
Leonard Dyck is remembered for sharing his passion for plants with students at the University of British Columbia.
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Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019 | 1 min read
Head wounds in the fossilized skull of a Paleolithic man suggest foul play.
Genealogy Website Helped Crack Golden State Killer Case
Ashley Yeager | Apr 27, 2018 | 2 min read
DNA from a relative of the suspect submitted to the site GEDmatch gave investigators just enough information to identify him, but the process raises privacy concerns.
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018 | 4 min read
Scientists in the U.K., in collaboration with members of the judiciary, have launched the first in a series of explanatory documents designed to help integrate science into the courtroom.
The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2017 | 5 min read
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The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 24, 2017 | 5 min read
A Northwestern University plague researcher has been charged with a brutal murder. Here’s what we know about him.
Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder
Jef Akst | Aug 3, 2017 | 1 min read
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USC Professor Fatally Stabbed
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Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.
 
Neurologist Charged with Murder
Dan Cossins | Aug 1, 2013 | 2 min read
A neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, a fellow neurologist at the same institution.
CSI: Ancient Alexandria
Pat Brown | Mar 1, 2013 | 3 min read
A reexamination of the facts surrounding the death of Cleopatra VII reveals that the Egyptian queen was murdered—and not by an asp.
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Researcher Meets Gruesome End
Bob Grant | Jan 25, 2013 | 2 min read
An infectious disease scientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was brutally murdered in her home.
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Italian seismologists are accused of manslaughter after failing to predict an earthquake that killed 309 people near the Italian city of L'Aquila.
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