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Hundreds Of Convicted Defendants Left Uninformed About Forensic Flaws

The Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 04.16.2012 | Crime

Justice Department officials have known for years that flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people, but pros...

Gene Study Reveals Big Limitation Of DNA Mapping

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.02.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a ...

Janell Ross

St. Petersburg Scraps Plan To Build Police Headquarters, 'Peculiar Smelling' CSI Lab Lives On | Janell Ross | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business

In St. Petersburg, Fla., just a few hours northwest of the Miami crime lab TV made famous, the city's forensic team toils in a lab that is anything bu...

'Green' Scientists Offer Controversial Blueprint For 'Engineered Humans'

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/30/2012 07:27 AM EDT on LiveScience So far, conventional solutions to global warming ...

PHOTOS: Artist's Famous Flowers Were Mutants, Gene Study Says

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

The word “sunflower” brings to mind a mane of vibrant yellow petals encircling a dark whorl of seeds. But not all sunflowers are alike. Some sunfl...

DNA Study Shows Color Of Neanderthal Eyes

| Traci Watson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

In museums around the world, reproductions of Neandertals sport striking blue or green eyes, pale skin, and gingery hair. Now new DNA analysis suggest...

DNA Testing Expanded To Fare-Jumpers, Shoplifters

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

New York became the first "all crimes DNA" state in the nation Monday after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill requiring anyone convicted of...

On Time, Media and Significance - Chris Twomey's "Triumph"

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"In this series, I wanted to heal not only my body, my family, but our world." Chris Twomey from "Parallax." Call it Spring fever, call it the Marc...

Andrew Cuomo Engineers Another Deal

Dan Collins | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Cuomo has struck another bargain with legislators. Why isn't he running negotiations in the Mideast? Take a close look at the agreement on pension reform and redistricting, and you'll see why big political compromises are so hard to get done these days.

WATCH: How To Extract Your Own DNA

Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

At 40,000 times thinner than a human hair, our DNA isn't usually much to look at. But if you're curious about your genetic material and don't happen t...

David Lohr

Human Remains Found In New York Reservoir In 2009 Identified | David Lohr | Posted 02.29.2012 | Crime

Authorities in upstate New York have identified human skeletal remains that were found in the Allegheny Reservoir in September 2009. According to t...

Do You Live in a Rapist-Friendly State? (Yes, There Is Such a Thing.)

Keli Goff | Posted 04.28.2012 | Crime
Keli Goff

In interviews with representatives from organizations dedicated to aiding survivors of sexual assault and improving the criminal justice system's prosecution of sex crimes, I learned that as the current system stands the release of proven rapists is virtually inevitable.

Being an Original in a Copycat World Is Easier Than You Think

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Today, give some thought to what an amazing thing it is to have been given the gift of life with which to be a unique and beautiful expression of the divine. Don't dishonor the gift by trying to be like anyone else.

Are Men Headed For Extinction?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/22/2012 02:37 PM EST on LiveScience Contrary to previous belief, men may not be on...

David Lohr

Suspicious Spouses Use Soiled Undies To Expose Infidelity | David Lohr | Posted 02.04.2012 | Weird News

Exposing marital infidelity can be a costly and time consuming endeavor. Sure, there is a plethora of high-tech methods out there, but did you know yo...

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The Great Mixing

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.04.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Among the half million African Americans who moved to Chicago during the Great Migration were a number of Michelle's relatives, and they hailed from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and the southern part of Illinois.

Ancient Bone Discovery Sheds Light On Animal Adaptation To Climate Change

Posted 02.04.2012 | Green

A recent discovery at a goldmine in the Yukon may help scientists better understand how animals have adapted to climate change in the past. A team ...

Can Any Company Live Forever?

Sam Bodley-Scott | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Sam Bodley-Scott

So what can we learn from Kodak? How can we ensure that our organisations maintain vibrancy and relevance in a rapidly changing environment?

Men of the USS Monitor: Daniel Moore, African American Sailor and Hero

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Daniel Moore was one of the 16 sailors who went down with the USS Monitor. A former slave from Virginia, he enlisted in the Navy but would sadly have little time to enjoy his freedom before sacrificing his life in the service of his country.

The Rising Tide of Empathy

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Steven and Michael Meloan

Moving into 2012, we have renewed opportunities to manifest vital aspects of our humanity. Delivering aid to the needy, helpless and downtrodden is not just the right thing to do, it's an important aspect of how we're wired.

Q&A with Joe Berlinger, Director of West Memphis Three Documentary (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Joshua Kors

"One of the great ironies of this three-film, two-decade mission is that we thought we were making a film about bad children, the inside story of why kids kill."

Can Your DNA Predict Longevity? | Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

What if your doctor could tell you how long your life would be -- while you were still young? That's the possibility offered by a study released this ...

Low-Cost DNA Decoder Promises Medical Revolution

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode an individual's DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal f...

What Pickled Brains Say About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

Can DNA samples from the brains of long dead people help speed diagnosis in mental illness? According to an Indianapolis scientist who is working to ...

Four Months of Celebrity Roots on Air in 2012

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.10.2012 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

For genealogy buffs and those who just can't get enough of celebrities, there's plenty of cause to celebrate in 2012 as there will be four solid months of famous roots on air.