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Investigating the site of the explosion outside al-Ahli Arab Hospital, as seen on Oct. 18, 2023, first requires independent, credible experts to have access to the area in question. Ali Jadallah/Anadolu via Getty Images

What exactly caused the explosion at a hospital in Gaza? Without an independent, credible investigation, it will be hard for everyone to agree

The hospital blast site has largely been cleared, Hamas says. But a forensic scientist explains what other evidence independent experts could look to while conducting an investigation.
The scent emitted from your hands could offer clues about who you are. Siro Rodenas Cortes/Moment via Getty Images

Your unique body odor could identify who you are and provide insights into your health – all from the touch of a hand

Human scent could one day be used as evidence in forensics and as diagnostic information in medicine.

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