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Look Alive, Cell Phone Zombies — Honolulu to Ban Texting While Crossing a Street
Who's in Charge of Investigating Deaths in Antarctica?
The Scopes Monkey Trial Was a Historic Debate Over Evolution … And a Publicity Ploy
Loving v. Virginia: The Landmark Case That Legalized Interracial Marriage in the US
Three new studies highlight the regional differences in gun injuries and deaths among young children and teens.
By John Perritano Sep 15, 2017
The Somerton Beach man mystery has baffled authorities and mystery buffs for decades. Will we ever know who he was or how he died?
By Diana Brown Sep 13, 2017
While most people think of the Secret Service's only job as protecting the president, its first mission was combating counterfeiting. How does it balance the two?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
To hunt serial killers you have to understand them, and that's not always an easy task for investigators.
By Diana Brown Aug 8, 2017
Canadian student Elisa Lam went missing in 2013 and the mystery surrounding her death captured national attention. So what really happened to this 21-year-old?
By Diana Brown Jun 27, 2017
Who has been kidnapping and killing the indigenous women along Highway 16 in British Columbia?
By Diana Brown Jun 6, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to reinstate mandatory minimum prison sentences. But do they really deter future criminals, or do they proportionately affect certain groups instead?
By John Perritano May 19, 2017
A new study examines how former offenders should — and should not — speak about a history of incarceration.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 8, 2017
The TSA can open your checked bags at an airport. But how deep can they dig into electronic devices they find inside?
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 31, 2017
The U.S. has thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement. But experts are now saying it does more harm than good.
According to new research, shootings pass from person to person like a contagious disease.
By Yves Jeffcoat Jan 6, 2017
Should you ever find yourself in the middle of a protest, you're going to want to avoid being targeted by one of these 'less-lethal' weapons.
By John Donovan Nov 23, 2016
Some serial killers have murdered more than 100 people. Who are these people, and why did they do it?
By Patrick J. Kiger
Inmates have been using cigarettes as currency for more than a century in U.S. prisons. So what's behind the switch to ramen cups at one prison?
By Robert Lamb Aug 22, 2016
For decades, Las Vegas has been known for its ties to organized crime. How much do you know about these Vegas mobsters?
By Nathan Chandler
The nose knows, apparently. A new study suggests smells associated with emotional events like a crime could be just as reliable as eyewitness accounts. So, nosewitnesses?
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 20, 2016
A former undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security explains how terrorists could use virtual reality to train for strikes.
By Dave Roos Jun 6, 2016
With more drug companies refusing to allow their drugs to be used in executions, states have turned to riskier pharmaceuticals.
By Dave Roos Apr 18, 2016
From 2011 to 2013, California released 33,000 prisoners early. One study measures the impact non-violent prisoner "realignment" has had on crimes rates in the state.
By Chris Opfer Mar 4, 2016
You've no doubt heard about Sean Penn's meeting with the infamous Mexican drug kingpin. Now you can check out the Rolling Stone video interview for yourself.
By Allison Loudermilk Jan 12, 2016
Homicides due to organized crime are still a big problem in Mexico. The problem is so far-ranging that it has decreased how long Mexican men can expect to live.
By John Donovan Jan 8, 2016
What's the short-selling, price-gouging, trash-talking young pharma exec done now?
By Jonathan Strickland Dec 17, 2015
If law-abiding students have to pay, what's the case for inmates to get it for nothing?
By Dave Roos Nov 4, 2015
We explore the economics and ethics of prison-made goods.
By Dave Roos Nov 3, 2015
This tragic cold case occurred during the Eisenhower administration, but was not solved until the Obama administration. Why did it take 55 years, and what finally cracked it?
By Alia Hoyt
Illustrator Unearths a Forgotten 19th-century Albanian Alphabet
Flying, On-demand Taxis Are Taking Off
Lightning Deaths in the US Are Way, Way Down