You think you know how forensics work because youve seen the various Jerry Bruckheimer productions about brilliant scientists and their amazing technology -- but is that what the job is really like? Do pathologists actually hang out in cooly-lit rooms full of whiz-bang machines sipping macchiatos and slinging one-liners while solving murders with two hairs and a fleck of spittle? Dr. Mary Case, the St. Louis County Chief Medical Examiner, and forensic toxicologist Dr. Christopher Long discuss the truth in the free Science Seminar program, In the Wee Small Hours: A Life in Forensics. Find out about autopsies and what those machines can and cant do at 7:30 p.m. at the Living World in the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park (314-646-4544 or www.stlzoo.org). Admission is free.
Wed., Jan. 14, 2009