Could a Tree Help Find a Decaying Corpse Nearby?

Could a Tree Help Find a Decaying Corpse Nearby?

Since 1980, the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center has plumbed the depths of the most macabre of sciences: the decomposition of human bodies. Known colloquially as the Body Farm, here scientists examine how donated cadavers decay, like how the microbiomes inside us go haywire after death. That microbial activity leads to bloat, and—eventually—a body…

A Critical Flaw Is Affecting Thousands of WordPress Sites

A Critical Flaw Is Affecting Thousands of WordPress Sites

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability that allows them to execute commands and malicious scripts on websites running File Manager, a WordPress plugin with more than 700,000 active installations, researchers said on Tuesday. Word of the attacks came a few hours after the security flaw was patched. ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica,…