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Theme: Secrets of the Dead

Can you really take your secrets to the grave? See how science can reveal the secrets of the dead using forensic botany and anthropology. Oh, and there's a zombie dissection too.

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Fri
19
Jun

Zombies in York

Zombies have taken over York and brought the city to a standstill. But one was caught: come along and get involved as scientists dissect a zombie in front of a live audience.

Fri
12
Jun

Zombies in York

Zombies have taken over York and brought the city to a standstill. But one was caught: come along and get involved as scientists dissect a zombie in front of a live audience.

Thu
11
Jun

Secrets of the Dead: The science of who you are

Our identity is very personal to us but it is something that we willingly share every single day of our lives. But what happens when we are no longer alive to verify our identity? How can we still communicate our identity from beyond the grave?

Thu
11
Jun

Plants: The real silent witnesses

Find out how plants contribute to the investigation of series crime.

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