America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
In-depth analysis of murderers might help the rest of us, too.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
A new system makes tracking healthcare serial killers easier
It's time to think about who has your data.
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
Science attempts to explain comparisons to Stryper, Zodiac killer sketch
Geographic profiling techniques can be used to hunt for psychopaths or for bees
People who enjoy being cruel are scarily prevalent, new research says.
The killing of a young child led investigators to this problem: Can the single-celled life in water tell where the water is from?
Burying pigs at sea turns out to be a good way to study how human bodies decay.
The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Research on pig carcasses and a new body farm in Florida might offer some clues
A 3-D digital patient that could save your life
Medical quirks immortalized in bronze
There should be more physician-artists in the world.
Newsworthy eye candy
The hackable Roomba
Studies of the human body made by the intrepid scientists of the 1500s through the 1700s