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    The mean one AW Moderator Cath's Avatar
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    This fits right in with the useful research links thread! Thanks
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    Writing post-apocalyptic? Watch this.

    This is what a city looks like after it's been abandoned.

    Drone flyovers of Pripyat (city near Chernobyl).

    Beautiful, creepy, and very atmospheric.

    http://vimeo.com/112681885


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    Good article on issues with forensic evidence

    Here's a very good article on some of the problems of forensic evidence. The basic gist is that the field was developed by law enforcement to help get convictions, not scientists, and how this has caused problems.

    This is a must read for anyone writing crime fiction or some thrillers. Make sure to follow the links in the article for more info on specific things like arson investigations, the problems with "shaken baby syndrome" and other issues.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t...-of-forensics/

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    Basic AR-15 Operation Video

    There have been a number of questions by writers unfamiliar with firearms about operating an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. A decent entry-level video on the basic operation and disassembly/cleaning can be found at:

    https://youtu.be/PFFN_j3WD80

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34810412

    Interesting article gathering various incidents that have happened on spacewalks.
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/funder/nasa/

    All of NASA's publicly-funded research -- free.
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    London Plague Pits -- Myth or Fact?

    Linked article is a good starting point for such research:

    http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160...-and-crossrail
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    Google recently launched a new fashion archive, We Wear Culture, which looks fantastic for those of us who nerd out over outfit details and historical authenticity:

    "More than 180 museums, fashion institutions, schools, archives and other organizations from the fashion hubs of New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and elsewhere came together to put three millennia of fashion at your fingertips. You can browse 30,000 fashion pieces: try searching for hats and sort them by color or shoes by time. In 450+ exhibits, you can find stories from the ancient Silk Road to the ferocious fashion of the British punk. Or meet icons and trendsetters like Coco Chanel, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent or Vivienne Westwood."

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