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Modern forensics solve 700-year-old murder mystery

The contents of the bowels of an Italian medieval warlord have revealed his nefarious cause of death nearly 700 years later.

By January 11, 2015


Watch the high-tech (for 1995) computer simulation of the OJ Simpson murder case

On the 20th anniversary of the OJ Simpson verdict, we dig into the CNET Vault to find this amazing-for-the-time computer simulation, depicting how Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were killed.

By October 2, 2015


You're surrounded by a cloud of bacteria right now

A new University of Oregon study says everyone has a cloud made of bacteria particles that's as unique to each person as a fingerprint. We're all snowflakes. Snowflakes riddled with bacteria.

By September 23, 2015


Arrests made over zombifying drug known as 'devil's breath'

Can a sniff of powder believed to be used by witches in the Middle Ages turn you into a zombie at the beck and call of your attacker? Maybe so, three arrests in Paris indicate.

By September 3, 2015


Rival accuses Google's Waze of stealing traffic data

If proven true, the lawsuit could show the search giant took a wrong turn in its bidding war with Facebook over Waze in 2013.

By September 2, 2015


Forensic artist performs facial reconstruction on Crystal Head vodka bottle

What happens when a forensic artist gets their hands on a skull-shaped bottle of Crystal Head vodka?

By February 17, 2014


Ashley Madison puts $377,000 bounty on hackers' heads

Police suspect two suicides are related to the release of information stolen from the relationship-cheating website.

By August 24, 2015


New technique could tell CSIs how old a fingerprint is

Mass spectrometry could be the key to solving more crimes by identifying how long fingerprints have been on the scene.

By August 12, 2015


Two tweets, AU$80,000: Newspaper pays for defamation on Twitter

Typing 140 characters has come at a heavy price for an Australian newspaper after it was ordered to pay AU$80,000 for defaming one of the country's highest ranking politicians in two short tweets.

By June 30, 2015


Fallout 4: A lovingly crafted, staggeringly varied wasteland

Our E3 2015 impressions of Bethesda's flagship franchise. A game that builds on Fallout 3's cold wasteland, but also adds a surprising degree of heart.

By June 15, 2015