Dang. I’ll take this lady at her word, but dang.
Update/Edit: Apparently this originated @ DKos, here’s part 2.Read More
From the New York Times:
Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.
The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva. They also showed that if they had access to a DNA profile in a database, they could construct a sample of DNA to match that profile without obtaining any tissue from that person.
“You can just engineer a crime scene,” said Dan Frumkin, lead author of the paper, which has been published online by the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. “Any biology undergraduate could perform this.”
Bwa ha ha.
I really hope one of the writers of the CSI/Law and Order type shows reads this and implements it in some sort of crazy pseudo-science manner into an episode.Read More
Here we go again. Stop the Cap! reader Oscar noticed a tiny message on his most recent bill from Time Warner Cable stating the company had ‘updated’ their Subscriber Agreement. Oh yes they did:
6. Special Provisions Regarding HSD Service
indieWIRE‘s report on the upcoming films at the South By South West Festival (SXSW)
Ben Steinbauer’s “Winnebago Man,” meanwhile turns the lens on Jack Rebney, described as “the most famous man you’ve never heard of,” who became an Internet superstar after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video.
That’s right, a documentary film has been made about our beloved Jack Rebney called: “The Angriest Man in the World: Finding the Winnebago Man.”Read More