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The day's news is posted beginning at 8 a.m. (EST) and at times is updated as news happens. Every time an article
is added to, the posting time is recorded. If you are a scientist/journalist interested in writing an article,
please see below.

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doing it, as we like to keep track of return links to our site.

So tell me more about The Forensic Science Portal; What's the circulation / hits? is a portal website for everyone, both young & old, amateur & professional who's interests lie in the field
of Forensic Science. currently has roughly 4000 worldwide hits a day. If you want more specific details on statistics please email the author and webmaster of this website; Ben Joseph -

How do I find an article that previously appeared in the news centre section of this website? 
The articles that are published online are archived and searchable for free from the site search box in the top blue
navigation area of news centre section. Every article from the news centre going back to October 2003 is available as
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Send your contribution to the author and webmaster of this site at All contributions must include
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editing, data entry, website developing and marketing positions.By the end of your volunteer work, you will have
an excellent grounding in Forensic science journalism and an understanding of what Forensic Science is all about.
For information on how to apply, please contact the author and webmaster of this site at

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