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Would you donate your body to a body farm?

Sydney - It might not seem like the most engaging advert: dead bodies wanted to study decomposition. However, that's precisely what is needed for Australia's first body farm.

How bacteria change as a corpse decays

The composition of bacteria changes as body decays. Some researchers have started to call this altering community the "necrobiome." By studying this community researchers are beginning to piece together the "ecology of death."

Can bacteria help solve murders?

The type of bacteria involved in human decomposition can change over time. Understanding this could help scientists understand the time of death of a corpse.

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