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Forensic Science: what is it?

WATSON REALIZED SOMETHING IMPORTANT!! And by that she means she was hit with the sudden realization that both Sherls and Watson never covered what Forensic Science is. And given the massive influx of new followers (thank you everyone, you guys are amazing!) Watson thought she should define forensic science and cover the sub-disciplines in the field. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of forensics, Sherls and Watson have a pretty general science background, so don’t be afraid to ask us about anything. 

Forensic science, in the most broad definition, is the application of any science to the court of law (both criminal and civil). Essentially, it is using the scientific method to help with court trials. It’s important to keep the law part in mind, because everything we do in the field, scene processing, evidence collection, evidence analysis, all the tasks are done with a goal in mind: to preserve the integrity of evidence so that it is viable in court. Their third job is to search, find, and collect possible evidence in an efficient manner to ensure fragile evidence isn’t lost, but also in a careful way so that the evidence is preserved properly and not contaminated. With that said, we have a very general knowledge of law, and it mainly pertains to the Criminal Code of Canada, while @scriptlawyer​ is the better person to go to for detailed law knowledge. 

The most publicly know facet of forensic science is crime scene investigation. These are the people that come in a scene in full Protective Personal Equipment/PPEs (bunny suit, gloves, goggles, mask, boot covers, etc.). Their first job is to protect the scene, make sure nothing is tampered with. The second job is to record and document the scene in a thorough manner (photography, video tape, hand written notes), to ensure that the scene can be revisited later in the future. 

Below, in no particular order, are brief synopsis of forensics in a given sub-discipline: 

Pathology – they are the coroners and the medical examiners, performs autopsy and is responsible for determining manner of death, cause of death, and estimating Post Mortem Interval/time of death (PMI) 

Biology/DNA – looks at the biology of the scene, including DNA and any other bodily fluids (blood, semen, saliva, urine, etc), when looking at DNA, will be intimately familiar with a process called Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), will also look at hair and fibre samples, botanical material, and soil 

Toxicology – the chemistry side of the science, examines compositions of drugs, glass, paint, explosives, soil, determines presence/absence of drugs and poison, alcohol, uses lots of fun equipment, refer to @scriptchemist​ 

Firearms – looks at firearms (we are hoping that is obvious), discharged bullets, spent cartridge cases, shotgun shells, ammunition, gun shot residue (GSR), approximating how far from the target a weapon was fire 

Fingerprinting – studying minutiae of fingerprint, comparing prints left behind in a crime scene to prints from known origin, there’s actually not a lot of work being done on how accurate fingerprint is, and fingerprinting is under a lot of scrutiny right now for lack of organizational structure (some one should change that) 

Computer/Digital – one of the new emerging fields, basically finding, collection, preserving, and examining data from digital devices (computers, cell phones, etc.) Sherls and Watson do not have enough technological background so we will refer everyone to @scripthacker​ 

Anthropology – deals with skeletal remains, differentiating between human and animal remains, determining approximate gender, age, height, race, and any physical injuries or osteo-diseases 

Entomology – uses insect (mainly flies and necrophilious insects), flies life cycle, and the cycle of arthropod successions to determine long term PMI 

Psychology/Behavioural – this is a subfield of psychology/psychiatry. In criminal cases, work tasks might include determining if a person is fit to stand trial, evaluate for behavioural disorders, looking at behavioural patterns to set up a profile. In civil cases, they might determine if an individual is competent to decide when preparing a will, settling property, or refusing medical treatment. Both of us do not have much experience in this field, and would like to refer you to @scriptshrink 

Documents – document analysis studies handwriting, type-writing, type of paper and ink, tries to authenticate sources, basically anything to do with documents, neither Sherls or Watson has much experience with this 

Odontology – this field looks at dental evidence when the body is unrecognizable. Enamel in the teeth are hardy substances and can last for a long time, identification of the person can be made based of characteristics of the teeth, their alignment of the mouth, the great thing about living is the first world country is that almost every one has a dental record. Bite marks compared to dental cast has also been used as evidence in court (see Ted Bundy), but Sherls and Watson are both leery about this particular field, since there are not a lot of research proving that there is a scientific basis behind the field

Engineering – looks at failure analysis, accident reconstruction, and causes and origins of fires/explosions, mainly looks at the structure sides of things (is there an engineering scripty around? Because Watson would love to see one)

Others Watson found while researching: theres units for polygraph and voiceprint analysis too apparently. We do not know much about these two fields either.

*Phew* We know there is a lot of information on this post, we are planning to break down a few things we mentioned here and go into more detail in future posts. Send us asks if you lovelies have any questions.

We know why Widowmaker is blue

It is because her heart rate is engineered to be slower, reducing the amount of oxygen that gets around her body.

But I did watch this interesting video by @nerdist on that subject:

Basically, it says that a slowed heart rate would make her a better sniper since her having to breath and pump blood less would allow her to adjust less for her natural body movements. However, she would ultimately die from hypoxia as her cells are starved of oxygen.

But that made me think.

Talon physiologically and psychologically engineered Amélie Lacroix to make her a literal cold-blooded killer. But science says that that would kill her after an extended period of time. Additionally, Widowmaker still shows emotion from time to time.

I believe that before Talon sends Widowmaker on missions, they implement her brainwashing and other conditioning only in preparation, similar to what HYDRA does to Bucky Barnes before he goes out Winter Soldiering. But otherwise, Widowmaker would still (more or less) mentally be Amélie Lacroix and have her natural healthy skin color.


What to say when you use the technique:

“…yeah I find psychology so FASCINATING, it’s like one of those concepts that really grasps your interest. One of the most interesting parts of psychology, to me, is that theory of social masks. Freud touched on this a bit, but basically we all go about life wearing social masks. We use these masks to ward off unwanted people and sometimes to gain influence. However, there are these rare people who you trust completely, people who you know would never betray you, and the kind of person you have a strong powerful connection with.  You intuitively just know that you could drop the mask with this person, and as you let the masks fall (physical motion of removing the mask) you discover that everything is okay now, it’s like when you know you’ve made the right decision, and how all the little moments of your life have lead up to this powerful moment.”

It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order
—  Douglas R. Hofstadter, Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern.

“I got my diploma with my left hand up like WOO!“™ 😂🙏🏾🎓

@twice-the-joy and I graduated with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Psychology (respectively), and kept it real ratchy lol. Thanks for millyrockin through the pressure with me (i cant stop making dance references pls halp) 😭 We oooutta here 🎉🎉💃🏽 CLASS OF 2016 STAND UPP!

thinking about dean winchester and castiel novak as college roommates.

thinking about how they routinely pull all-nighters to study for exams and how dean will always carefully remove cas’s glasses from his face when he eventually falls asleep on an open textbook and how cas will always make sure that dean’s alarm is set so that he can wake up for his classes before he heads out to his own.

thinking about how they go back and forth between spending weekends out at the roadhouse to catch up with their other friends like benny and jo and ash and meg and staying in their dorm to get high and make out and marathon star trek: the next generation and neither one of them will admit to it but they both secretly prefer those nights entangled in each other than the more social ones.

thinking about how castiel has a meltdown during finals week and dean is always having to figure out a way to get him to relax whether it be something as simple as staying at his side while he studies, fingers tangling themselves in thick, dark hair or seducing him away from his work long enough for them to trade blowjobs to relieve some of the tension.

thinking about dean and cas being college roommates and graduating together and dean getting down on one knee and proposing to castiel in front of everybody.  

Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) was a pioneer in two separate, very different fields: not only was she one of the first working female engineers with a PhD, she was also the first industrial/organizational psychologist. Her work as an efficiency expert contributed greatly to the study of industrial engineering.

She was the first person ever to be awarded a degree in industrial psychology, in 1915. She was the first American engineer to combine psychology and scientific management, and applied her principles even to domestic tasks, enabling women to shorten the time spent with domestic duties and pursuing careers outside the home. She additionally worked as a volunteer on the President’s Emergency Committee for Unemployment in order to tackle this problem for American women.

What to Major in During Undergrad- How to Get Into Vet School Part 1

When I was applying to undergraduate colleges several years ago, I was under the impression that there was really only one way to get into vet school, and that was to become an Animal Science major. I loved this major, I learned a lot, and I took some classes that did a good job to prepare me for vet school. However, I’m here to tell you that you do not need to be an Animal Science major to get into vet school. Why do I say that? Well…

When you apply to vet school in the USA, you’ll have to take pre-requisites (General Biology, General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Humanities, Physics, etc.). These pre-reqs, while focused on the sciences, can be completed by any major. That’s right. I have several classmates who majored in Spanish, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Botany, and several other majors that are “nontraditional.” Most (if not all) vet schools DO NOT CARE what major you decide to do, as long as you complete all of that particular school’s pre-reqs. 

So the big question: What DO you major in during undergrad? My advice is to do this: Major in something that excites you, something that you think you can excel at, and something that you would be comfortable with as a back-up career. This is a sad statistic, but out of my 400 animal science classmates, only 30 or so matriculated into vet school. I’m not saying this to scare you, I’m saying this because vet school is hard to get into, and it’s a really good idea to major in something you could really see as a career. For some people it really will be Animal Science. For others, it will be Biology. For some it will be Sociology or Chemistry or whatever. Bottom line: Do not pass-by a major that you think will be a good fit just because you think Animal Science (or similar) will “look better” on your application.

Disclaimer: As much as I love writing up these posts, please keep in mind these are only my opinions. There are many roads that can lead into vet school, and just because I offer an opinion does not make it correct, especially if your situation is different than mine was. Please don’t panic if you aren’t doing exactly what I say on here, everyone has different experiences and that is what makes them and you unique. I’m simply hoping this mini-series will be a guideline to help you begin your journey along the road to vet school.

Attention all vetblrs: I’m really excited to start this mini-series on getting into vet school, and I would love some collaboration! I encourage all vets and vet students to reblog this post and add in their own advice! Those in countries other than the U.S. who have a different system/application are also more than welcome to chime in! 

The whole notion of “Just change your major!” is one rooted in a deep and furthermore intentional set of assumptions and misunderstandings about how the Academy relates to culture and knowledge. My critique of the NHL as dually homoerotic and heterosexist is not invalid because I am not an NHL player. Furthermore, the lack of out SGA and trans players won’t be fixed by me trying to join the NHL because, well, I don’t have what it takes to make it in the NHL. That’s just an aspect of what potentialities my body-object represents. Similarly, my critiques of the Psychological-Psychiatric-Theoretical Machines that predominate discourse over phenomenology and the specifically “mental” aspects of the body are not invalid because of my lack of psychological training. This is true of critiques of biology, chemistry, physics. My vocabulary has been built through a process of dealin with specific concepts in such a way that it is presicely fit to critique the ways-of-knowing these fields represent. Can I work at CERN? No, I’m not acquainted with physics in that manner. Can I critique the ideology that physicists hold towards materiality and the resultant holdings on the real and on experience? Absolutely. I’m gonna return to this in a bit, feel free to reblog and add your thoughts or additional critique.

Top Majors For Recent Grads: Turning Unprofitable Degrees Into Lucrative Career Paths

Not everyone’s desperately forcing themselves into a finance or computer science degree in the hopes of a steady job post-graduation. Droves of students are still opting for degrees as diverse as performing arts and health professions, according to data recently collected from LinkedIn.

Out of the 650 schools on FORBES’ Top Colleges list this year, social sciences is the second-most popular area studied. Communications and psychology also showed up in the top 10.

Meet Abraham, a 20s something San Myshuno bachelor. He is the definition of a pretty boy and you can find him checking even himself out every now and then. Don’t let his looks or tattoos fool you. He is a total geek and a brianiac. He graduated summa cum laude, at Sims University, with two degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and Psychology. He was known at SU as being a genius. Despite all these accolades he decided that being a Charity Organizer brings him the most happiness. The only thing he loves more than himself, is the love of helping others. Don’t worry, he does all of this in return of making himself look good. 

Some people would to go the rest of their live with an infinite supply of simoleons. Abraham wouldn’t mind going the rest of this life catching the eyes from other sims, male sim, female sim, it doesn’t matter. He always likes to look off to the side as if he doesn’t notice a sim checking him out.

They way Keenan and Abraham met is quite amusing. One day Keenan passed Abraham and didn’t even notice his existence. Lets just say it is a long story of how Abraham went through leaps and bounds to get a second look from Keenan. To keep Abraham’s ego intact, Keenan feds in to Abraham’s ego and gives him a premeditated second glance every now and then. 

When he comes by for a visit you will spend a lot of time taking pictures for him so he can post them to Simstagram. This picture is a result of a night at Blake’s apartment. You can also thank Blake for his photography skills. 

Abraham is a man full of surprises. He doesn’t let his Aerospace Engineering degree go to waste being a charity organizer. When GeekCon comes to town you will find him competing to upgrade space ship parts.

 Abraham is a lover of the night life. He comes alive when he walks into a nightclub. You could say that his main hobby is club hopping on the weekends. He never likes to travel alone. His perfect night with the boys is at some club, spending most of the time on the dance floor. 

a-greyish-blue  asked:

dragonfruit, kiwi, cranberry

Dragonfruit: Do you drink alcohol?

Not old enough yet. 

Kiwi: What is something that fascinates you?

A lot of topics. I’m fascinated by astrophysics, theoretical physics, engineering, programming, and psychology, among other things.

Cranberry:  Favorite time of the day; morning, afternoon, dusk, or night?

I would say night. It’s so nice and quiet (not to mention the temperature is cooler, which is good for my chronic migraines).