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Did Rapid DNA Analysis Verify Osama Bin Laden’s Death?

A few years ago, I worked as a Writing Department Intern for C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation and C.S.I. New York. Seeing producers, writers and real C.S.I.s collaboratively bring a story from pitch to beatsheat was intoxicating. Research was meticulous. Science served as mascot, foundation and muse. Despite the show’s dedication to rigorous research, its ultimate [...]

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How do you ID a dead Osama?

Osama bin Laden is dead. At least, that’s what we’ve been told, and I tend to believe such things. But how do they know it’s him? Well, they have the visual evidence and the body, for one. But to be certain it’s not a look-alike, the U.S. government has taken a step above and beyond [...]

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Off the grid: a high-tech military deployed the ancient art of stealth to capture their man

They could have used grappling hooks and longbows. The hunting down of global enemy number one came about through the type of detective work and on-the-ground stealth military activity that might have been considered ingenious, oh, among 15th-century ninja warriors or the ancient Sumerians. Ian Fleming would not have had a lot of raw material [...]

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