Cataloguing Corpses

May 18 in London, I'm giving a talk on forensic identification and the economic valuation of life before the advent of DNA. It looks specifically at the role that concerns about life insurance played in decisions to bury bodies at sea, and it's entitled: "Visibility, Value, and the Measure of a Life: Body Recovery and Identification after the… Continue reading Cataloguing Corpses

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Young Astronauts

Nautilus magazine was kind enough to include my entry on being in the Young Astronauts in their Spark of Science series, which consits of short posts about how people first became interested in science. Submission is open, and there are some really cool entries, like Hope Jahren on playing with lasers in her father's lab, Caleb Scharf on his rural childhood and being… Continue reading Young Astronauts