Via New Scientist:
In order to better understand how human bodies decompose in the ocean, Simon Fraser University forensic scientist Gail Anderson tracked the decomposition of a pig. The pig’s body was caged (to prevent larger predators like sharks from swimming away with it) and then submerged. Time lapse photography documents the pig’s remains as they’re consumed to the bones by sea lice and other small scavengers.

Another reason to whip out the Purell? AFP reports: Forensic scientists could soon use hand germs to help identify criminals and victims, a study said Monday. Researchers led by Noah Fierer of…