Science & Health

Forensics Used In Criminal Trials Are Flawed

Public Infrastructure Goes Unnoticed, But It's What Sets The US Apart

Welcome to this week’s Reading List, where you’ll find the best popular technology and science stories on the internet assembled in one delightful package. This week: flawed forensics, robotic probes and the US Postal Service.

  • Forensics are often used in criminal trials, but now, with more scrutiny, it looks like much of what’s been used shouldn’t have been. [Boston Review]
  • Where have we deployed robots in the solar system? The Planetary Society has a helpful guide. [Planetary Society]
  • Infrastructure might be a bit of a boring topic, but organisations such as libraries and the Postal Service are sets the United States apart. [New York Times]

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