Forensic scientists are generally whiter, less diverse than US population they serve, study says

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A yearlong study examining ethnic and racial diversity in forensic science has found that the varying disciplines, which frequently work closely with law enforcement, are also generally whiter than the US population it serves. The report, published Thursday in Forensic Science International: Synergy, is one of only a few that have … Read more

Mushrooms serve as ‘main character’ in most ecosystems

Fungal biotechnology is an ever-growing industry as new uses for mushrooms, like blewits and chantarelles, are being discovered and developed every day. Credit: Katrina Kukolj A team of Western mycologists (fungi experts) spent the past two summers digging deep in Newfoundland dirt to investigate the might of mushrooms and found what lies beneath truly ‘the … Read more