Tarry for the Nonce

February 27, 2008

Imagine Rapunzel’s Results

Filed under: Science — lmwalker @ 5:08 pm

Scientists are now able to determine where you lived by the isotopes in your hair.

[Jim Ehleringer’s] technique is possible because the hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in water people drink are replicated in hair, bones and teeth, and can therefore be pegged to the geography . . .

Teeth and bone also reflect the water we consume, but over a much longer time frame than hair, which grows quickly and is shorn away.


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