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Current Event September 9, 2015

Bones Tell Stories

When skeletons turn up, a lot of information can be found in the bones. Knowing how to read the bones is the job of a forensic scientist. Bones can help identify missing persons, solve a murder case, or help medical research. In the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection in Tennessee, there are thousands of donated skeletons that serve as silent teachers. People come from all over the world to study these bones and learn from the information hidden in them.

Life Science Human body

Story Length: 4:17

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AIR DATE: 08/23/2015

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