Had been bones of Waterloo troopers bought as fertilizer? It’s not but case closed

Enlarge / The Morning after the Battle of Waterloo, by John Heaviside Clark, 1816. (credit score: Public area) When Napoleon was infamously defeated at Waterloo in 1815, the battle left… Read more

A “warfare of specialists”: revisiting the notorious 19th century Flores Avenue poisonings

Enlarge / Two recovered and restored portraits of 19th century Portuguese doctor Vicente Urbino de Freitas, suspected of poisoning a number of of his spouse’s relations within the “Crime of… Read more

Scientists ID potential biomarkers to peg time of demise for submerged corpses

Enlarge / Ophelia (1852) by John Everett Millais, impressed by the character in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, who goes mad and drowns in a brook. It may be difficult for forensic scientists… Read more