Posts about L. E. Carmichael

Rizzoli and Isles

Forensics February: Rizzoli and Isles Edition

Yes, technically it’s now March, but since I’ll be celebrating Forensic Science and Fuzzy Forensics this Saturday at the Spring Break Into Science Facebook party, I figured one more crime science post was in order. Today I want to ... Read More  

smuggled lizards

Forensics February: The Lizards in the Luggage

Have you ever watched Border Security? I’ve seen the Canadian and Australian editions and there may be more. They’re reality TV shows that take you inside customs and border checkpoints at airports and post offices, and if you can ... Read More  

Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Forensics February: Forensic Pathologists Discover the Wound That Killed a King

The audio isn’t the greatest in this clip, but it’s fascinating all the same – it captures the moment when British forensic pathologists discovered the wound that killed Richard III. As anyone with even a vague interest in pop ... Read More  

Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Forensics February: The Case of the Totally False Fingerprinting Propaganda

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century was responsible for more than just technological breakthroughs and the novels of Charles Dickens. It also caused a major spike in crime rates, as people moved from the countryside into the cities looking ... Read More  

Greg Sanders in the CSI lab

The CSI Effect: Forensic Fact and Fiction

TV scientists have it so much easier than the ones working cases in the real world. They have unlimited budgets to buy all the shiniest new toys. They dress in designer clothes that never seem to get dirty, despite the ... Read More  

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Foxes Go to School

This morning I had the pleasure of visiting Shatford Memorial Elementary, where I got to share my love of domestic foxes with the grade 3/4 and grade 5/6 classes. We rocked out to “What Does the Fox Say?” and ... Read More  

Living with Obesity by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fed Up: And Figuring Out What to Do About It

Tech Support and I watched Fed Up recently. It was a lot like the first time we watched Super Size Me ten years ago – two hours of horror and outrage at the way food is processed, packaged, and marketed… and ... Read More  

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Are House Cats Domesticated?

Turns out that there’s a difference between cats and dogs. Shocking, I know. 😀 Dogs, much like the foxes featured in my book Fox Talk, are domesticated. They’ve undergone an evolutionary process that had such a large genetic impact on ... Read More  

cat napping in laundry basket

One Lovely Blog Tour

Writer-friend Janet Givens has tagged me to take part in the One Lovely Blog Tour. Here are the rules: 1) Thank and tag the person who nominated you (thanks, Janet!). 2) Share seven things about yourself. 3) Nominate the ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Book News – The Aftermath

Wow, last week, just wow. Between getting up at odd hours to appear on TV and staying up late for writer’s meetings, not to mention the courier misplacing my books not one but several times, causing the nail-biting question of ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

A Blitz of Book News

Hello poor neglected blog! I apologize for my spotty attendance – November is a crazy month for both my day job and my writing work, and I confess to having chosen sleep over the internet on several occasions. But ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Press Release: Local Author’s Latest Children’s Book Reveals the Furry Side of Forensics

On November 21, 2014, from 1-3 PM, local author and scientist Dr. Lindsey Carmichael will be signing her 12th children’s science book at Chapters in Dartmouth. Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild is based in part on forensic cases ... Read More  

Kathy Reichs promotes Fuzzy Forensics

Book News and Serious Fangirling

Big news today! 1) Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering is now available for purchase! Because it’s intended for the educational market, your local independent may not have it in stock, but you can order through Amazon and the publisher. 2) Another ... Read More  

Hybrid and Electric Vehicles by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Whiskers of Tin

Check this out: That is actual metal, spontaneously sprouting a type of facial hair known as tin whiskers. While tin whiskers are very cool (not to mention being an awesome name for a band), their consequences are pretty serious. Because ... Read More  

French Braid - Free Short Story for Young Adults by L.E. Carmichael

Six Things I Love About Back to School Time

1) It’s a new year! Yes, yes, I recognize that by a tradition that makes no astronomical sense, we celebrate New Year’s in December. But I did 12 years of regular school, 11 years of post-secondary, and now work ... Read More  

Information Ninja water bottle

My Superhero Name is Information Ninja

As you may have guessed from Monday’s post about my completely ice-free fundraiser for ALS research, I am home from my book tour! I’m now in that weird state of lingering jet lag and general exhaustion where I can ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Report from the Road

The Fuzzy Forensics book tour is going really well so far! I will have more pictures and stories to share once I’m home and have a chance to breath, but for now, you can watch me extract DNA on ... Read More  

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Fuzzy Forensics Blasts Off in Ten, Nine, Eight…

I’m about to leave on tour, so the blog with be a bit quiet for the next week or so. I’m hoping to share some photos from the road while I’m away, however – stay tuned for (sporadic) updates! ... Read More