Circle of cat

The door creaked open and the cat slipped between the doorpost and the door and padded across the room, then up on the windowsill. “Hey,” he said to the cat. “I did shut that door. I know I shut that door.” She looked at him, interested. Her eyes were dark yellow, the colour of amber. Then she jumped down from the sill, onto the bed, where she wrapped herself into a curl of fur and went back to sleep, a circle of cat upon the old counterpane.

An encounter between Shadow and Bast in American Gods by Neil Gaiman.


How Does Bias Affect Forensics Experts?

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Pacific Standard Bettina Chang June 5, 2014

You’re familiar with the scene: A skeleton lies, inscrutable, on a table in a dimly lit medical examiner’s office. The M.E. pokes around a bit, the camera zooms in dramatically on the clavicle, then she rattles off a few implausibly detailed observations as detectives take notes.
The typical crime procedural depicts this as a well-honed process, but the reality is rarely so simple. A new study published in Science and Justice examines how the complex nature of forensic analysis and pressures on forensics experts could lead them to incorrect conclusions.

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