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The Failings of Forensic Science, Part II

What if bad science put you in prison for a crime you didn't commit? How many guilty offenders are still out there because of pseudoscience, fraud or disorganized laboratories? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, join Joe and Christian for part two of our review of forensic science in the courtroom. How accurate is the analysis of fingerprints, ballistics, hair, bite marks, fire and DNA?

The Failings of Forensic Science, Part I

What if bad science put you in prison for a crime you didn't commit? How many guilty offenders are still out there because of pseudoscience, fraud or disorganized laboratories? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe and Christian review the use of forensic science in law enforcement. Scientific evidence is prevalent in both courtrooms and popular culture. But why are we only recently questioning its validity?

Stuff from the Science Lab Roundup: Blood Spatter and Gene Banks

A murder has taken place on Noah's Ark and it's up to one curmudgeonly old antediluvian patriarch to solve the crime. There's blood on the poop deck* and a fatally stabbed Pegasus is hanging from the rigging. All the horned animals are being held for questioning and the unicorns are getting restless. As the world drowns beneath the waves of the Great Flood, will Noah be able to stop the murderer before he kills again? Yes, this week on Stuff from the Science Lab, Allison and myself tackle the mostly unrelated topics of blood spatter analysis and gene banks. We'll discuss blood at a crime scene and gene banks.