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The fascinating process of human decomposition

Forensic anthropologists at Texas State University study the process of human decomposition by leaving dozens of recently-deceased bodies out on a field for months. Vox science writer Joseph Stromberg recently visited this "body farm," one of five such laboratories in the world (all located in the United States). Read the feature story, "The science of human decay: Inside the world's largest body farm" and watch the video above for an audiovisual tour of this fascinating research.

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