This edition will focus on the presence of research-based forensics being talked about in our part of the world where “rigorous science is good” is coming out of the White House . Seem that the Science March got most of the news this weekend along with the Arkansas execution.
Isotopes from hair creating a path to micro-substances is recorded so far in a few cases. This article from the ISHI blog is more detailed. One researcher presents the need for more than “one off” results before getting too excited. Another experimented on himself. Few labs have this specialized equipment.
A couple previous blog posts here and here lend some modulation to the current enthusiasm.
Mosquitos, Zika, viruses and our warming climate (not in Washington DC however).
Sadly, that’s about it for today on the science side.
Here is a bunch involving criminal justice.
Why more falsely accused people are being exonerated today than ever before. http://time.com/wrongly-convicted/?xid=fbshare