All articles by Raychelle Burks – Page 3

  • 0717CW Trace Analysis - John Haigh, the acid bath murderer - Hero image
    Opinion

    Can acid dissolve a body?

    2017-06-16T13:03:00Z

    Watch an experiment recreating how murderers tried to cover their tracks

  • CW0517 - Crucible - Hero V2
    Opinion

    The strychnine exhumation

    2017-04-22T07:46:00Z

    William Taylor was dead and buried… but murder will out

  • Trace analysis - Hero 2
    Opinion

    Murder without forensic evidence

    2017-03-27T07:00:00Z

    The 2012 hunt for Michelle Mockbee’s killer emphasised detective skill over fingerprints

  • Civilian conservation corps (CCC) putting up a fence
    Opinion

    How Roosevelt's Tree Army were poisoned

    2017-02-17T15:07:00Z

    In the first of a new column, Raychelle Burks investigates a mass arsenic poisoning during the Great Depression

  • haloperidol 10 mg oral tablet
    Podcast

    Haloperidol

    2016-05-04T00:00:00Z

    It failed as a painkiller, but Haldol rapidly became an essential medicine for schizophrenia. Raychelle Burks explains more

  • Cans of fizzy drinks on ice
    Podcast

    Brominated vegetable oil

    2016-03-02T00:00:00Z

    Too much cola can mess with your brain. The effects of excess brominated vegetable oil explained

  • Pinecones
    Podcast

    Cedrol

    2016-02-03T00:00:00Z

    Raychelle Burks explains how the scent of cedar wood can be used to destroy pests

  • Mason jar mugs filled with iced tea and fresh lemon
    Podcast

    Sodium azide

    2015-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Raychelle Burks finds out how Potbelly’s patrons became poisoning patients, in the mystery of the sodium azide-laced iced tea

  • Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) with Red Berries
    Podcast

    Methyl salicylate

    2015-09-15T00:00:00Z

    In this week’s podcast, Raychelle Burks tells us of the cool but warming effects of methyl salicylate, better known as oil of wintergreen.

  • Carmine pigment on a white background
    Podcast

    Carminic acid

    2015-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Raychelle Burks introduces a red dye with a prickly history