How spitting flies can mislead investigators trying to solve a murder

Crime scene investigators have long relied on their judgment to distinguish blood spatter from the look-alike stains left by flies that land on bodies, and then nearby. Loyola University biology professor David Rivers is developing a spray that would remove the guesswork by isolating an enzyme distinctive to the fly gut.

Fish and Game camera captures elusive wolverine near McCall

Thanks to a series of popular superhero films, “wolverine” is perhaps better known as the stuff of X-Men comics. But in the Idaho mountains, it’s a secretive member of the weasel family, a ferocious animal that biologists struggle to study thanks to its elusive nature.

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Wolverine and marten caught on camera in Idaho

Idaho Fish and Game cameras caught an elusive wolverine eating from a frozen deer leg placed about 12 miles northeast of McCall as bait. The animals, part of the weasel family, are being studied across Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Washington as researchers try to figure out how many of the secretive animals share our states.
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Wolverine and marten caught on camera in Idaho 2:35

Wolverine and marten caught on camera in Idaho

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