Astronomical forensics spot planetary disks in NASA's Hubble archive

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database. These disks are telltale evidence for newly formed planets.

DNA can show hair colour of criminals

Forensic investigators will now be able to tell the hair color of an unknown perpetrator from DNA traces.

Test can tell suspect's age from one drop of dried blood

A new test has made it possible to tell a person's age to within nine years using a just one drop of blood, in what could potentially be an important tool to catch criminals.

Crime: it's a dirty business

Forensic scientists now have a new way to track criminals and terrorists - through the germs they leave behind.