Raychelle Burks is assistant professor in chemistry at St Edward's University, Austin, US
12 January 2018
Can forensics identify a drug kingpin’s cocaine signature?
15 December 2017
It’s the most poisonous time of the year…
19 October 2017
Clothing that is literally to die for
4 May 2016
It failed as a painkiller, but Haldol rapidly became an essential medicine for schizophrenia. Raychelle Burks explains more
17 February 2017
In the first of a new column, Raychelle Burks investigates a mass arsenic poisoning during the Great Depression
27 March 2017
The 2012 hunt for Michelle Mockbee’s killer emphasised detective skill over fingerprints
22 April 2017
William Taylor was dead and buried… but murder will out
16 June 2017
Watch an experiment recreating how murderers tried to cover their tracks
10 August 2017
Indian yellow is a pigment often used to spot fake art. But what if the reference standard was wrong?
15 September 2015
In this week’s podcast, Raychelle Burks tells us of the cool but warming effects of methyl salicylate, better known as oil of wintergreen.
23 September 2015
Raychelle Burks finds out how Potbelly’s patrons became poisoning patients, in the mystery of the sodium azide-laced iced tea
3 February 2016
Raychelle Burks explains how the scent of cedar wood can be used to destroy pests
2 March 2016
Too much cola can mess with your brain. The effects of excess brominated vegetable oil explained
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