The BAU team members are in Roswell, New Mexico where two murders have occurred among a group of truthers, more commonly referred to as conspiracy theorists. They have determined that the murderer is hiding among them. The team knows they have a difficult task in that the truthers believe that the authorities in general are working against them. A few days into their stay in Roswell, the team makes the unprecedented step of delivering the profile to the truthers themselves in the hopes that they can identify the murderer, possibly a faker, among them. But something that happens at that meeting turns the tables on the team. While most of the truthers decide to clam up and hire lawyers to protect themselves, one, Melissa Miller, at least decides to talk to the team on the caveat that she be able to record the proceedings and broadcast it on her podcast. As a forensic scientist, Tara is tasked with dealing with Melissa. She has to be able to prove to Melissa that she and the team are not...
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Palytoxin, the fatal substance produced by the coral family Zoantharia and found heavily in the species Palythoa toxica, has the dual distinction of being one of the most poisonous natural substances known and also the largest, most complex natural organic molecule known to exist. A single molecule of palytoxin is comprised of 49 hydrogen atoms, 54 oxygen atoms and three nitrogen atoms and has the following chemical formula: (aminomethyl)-3-hydroxyoxolan-2-yl]ethyl}-2,6-dioxabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-3-yl]-3,4-dihydroxypent-1-en-1-yl]-3,4,5-trihydroxyoxan-2-yl]methyl}-2,8,9,10,17,18,19-heptahydroxy-14-methylidenehenicosa-3,5,12-trien-1-yl]-3,4,5-trihydroxyoxan-2-yl]-2,3-dihydroxybutyl]-4,5-dihydroxyoxan-2-yl]-2,6,9,10-tetrahydroxy-3-methyldec-4-en-1-yl]-3,4,5,6-tetrahydroxyoxan-2-yl]-8-hydroxynonyl]-1,3-dimethyl-6,8-dioxabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-7-yl]methyl}-1,2,3,4,5-pentahydroxydodecyl]-3,4,5-trihydroxyoxan-2-yl]-2,5,8,9-tetrahydroxy-N-[(1E)-2-[(3-hydroxypropyl)-C-hydroxycarbonimidoyl]eth-1-en-1-yl]-3,7-dimethyldec-6-enimidic acid.
It took biochemists nine years to decipher the structure of the molecule and 12 years to synthesize it. See more
After interrogating Bob, Prentiss then uses her cell phone to call Tara.
The whole reason for Prentiss and the sheriff flying out to Bob's house is there was no cell service in the desert where Bob lived. See more
"ANFO" stands for ammonium nitrate fuel oil. *Fuel* oil. You can't grow anything with it.
We pointed that out to Bob. He said that must be why his tomatoes kept dying. We searched the whole compound anyway. There was no bomb. But Bob Orci had quite the story to tell.
Referenced in Criminal Minds: Miasma
Written by Angus Powell
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