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What is ecocide, and why might it be criminalized worldwide?
Intentionally harming the planet could be discussed in the same international court that tries war crimes.
This dog was genetically engineered to be a kitchen appliance
The saga of the turnspit dog—and other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
How to break free of the bystander effect and help someone in trouble
Be the hero you want to be.
Hackers accessed a Florida water treatment plant’s system and tried to make a dangerous change
They tried to raise the sodium hydroxide levels to dangerous amounts.
Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town
Meet the man on the front lines of the ultimate bee sting.
Our best missing persons database could disappear in a few months
Officials point fingers over the fate of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a crucial resource in solving dead-end forensics cases.
DNA databases may deter criminals, but at what cost?
Some communities face surveillance anxiety, even when they’re on the right side of the law.
The science of serial killers is changing
In-depth analysis of murderers might help the rest of us, too.
The surprising link between balmy winters and violent crime
As temperatures rise, so does criminal activity.
DNA evidence could soon tell cops your age, whether you smoke, and what you ate for breakfast
Epigenetic markers on DNA can reveal far more intricate details about someone than current techniques.