Light up your pipes and pull out your magnifying glasses – this week, Cosmos found evidence of some of its most curious crime stories from the vault.
The real Sherlock Holmes
Was Sherlock Holmes the original forensic scientist? Click here
Piltdown man: Hunting a hoaxer
One hundred years on, the search continues for the perpetrators of the ‘Piltdown man’ scam, one of science’s most successful frauds. Click here
Boston Strangler snared by DNA advances
Old-school detective work combines with the latest science to answer a 50-year-old question. Click here
Originally published by Cosmos as From the vault: Crime scene investigators
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