Flesh-Eating Maggots and Rigor Mortis: What Happens When You Die?
Ever wondered what happens when you die? Like why maggots appear and start suckling on your flesh, or how the peeps in white coats figure out what happened? Well, look no further!
In part one of The Science Briefing’s newest series, ‘Demystifying Forensics,’ Dr Sophie Calabretto chats with Cosmos Magazine journalist Jacinta Bowler to explain the forensic procedures you hear all about in true crime podcasts but never fully understand.
Tune into the full episode of The Science Briefing, here:
Across the 13-minute episode, the pair discuss the different ways scientists can determine time of death, decomposing bodies and what clues these gruesome details can unlock.