I've blogged before about the odd internet searches I conduct as part of my writing research. Here is where I talk about finding information about spontaneous combustion and exothermic reactions--both vital for a plot point in "The House of Many Doors." More recently, I was searching for information about knife wounds and hand to hand combat and found my way to The Forensic Community.
Last night, I found myself looking for information about the stages of decomposition of a corpse in a hot desert environment and the structure/design of a ger or yurt. And I again wondered what some profiler would make of me.
Some of the interesting links I found:
Stages of decomposition (Fairly graphic, so not for the weak of stomach)
More info on decomposition
A wonderful site for building your own ger (yurt being a Russian term and offensive to many native steppes people)
Inside decoration/furnishing of a yurt (with lovely photos)