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How America's First Female Detective Helped Foil An Assassination Plot

History isn’t certain if Kate Warne, America’s first female detective, had that career path in mind when she walked into the Pinkerton Detective Agency. It’s possible she was applying to be a secretary. But she so impressed Allan Pinkerton that he hired her as an agent — a job she proved unusually well-suited for. » 5/21/15 10:40am 5/21/15 10:40am

6 Historical Forensic Detectives Who Deserve Their Own TV Shows

We've seen not one but two modern reinterpretations of Sherlock Holmes in the last couple of years, plus countless procedural dramas, including forensic-themed shows like Bones and CSI. Meanwhile, TV audiences are utterly charmed by historical dramas like Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire. And just this summer, ABC… » 2/17/13 7:00am 2/17/13 7:00am

Science Detectives and the Giant Malaria Drug Bust

It's one of the coolest science detective stories in recent memory. The ingredients of this tale include 240,000 blisterpacks of fake malaria drugs, a tiny amount of flower pollen, and forensic palynology. A gang selling fake malaria drugs all across Asia had made millions (killing lots of people in the process), and… » 2/11/08 5:18pm 2/11/08 5:18pm