Why forensic scientists are desperate to open a human body farm in the UK

Body farms could help scientists better understand decomposition (Picture: Getty)

Imagine a research facility where human corpses are buried in soil, left in water and hung from trees, and allowed to decompose.

The idea is that nature is allowed to take its course, allowing researchers to monitor the bodies as they decay without human interference.

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If you’re uncomfortable with that thought, you may be reassured to hear that human taphonomy facilities (HTFs), also known as body farms, are currently illegal in the UK.

However, that may not be the case for much longer as… Read the full story


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