There are few aspects of criminology more divisive than profiling. Some see it as a valuable tool that can provide insight into the minds of killers and actually help apprehend them, while others regard it as mere guesswork or a novelty act akin to a mentalism trick. This list isn’t meant to determine the worth
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During the Cold War, the American nuclear threat following the drop of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki shifted the Soviet nuclear weapons program into high gear. Immediately after the atomic bombings, the Politburo established a special committee to oversee and expedite the development of nuclear weapons. On April 9, 1946,
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While most people think the idea of mind control is something that belongs in the movies, the fact is that various forms of mind control are operating around us all the time. From advertising on television, the Internet, or billboards to repeated mantras spoken in the press day after day to shape public opinion, mind
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Elections are usually the exclusive province of living people. Typically, certain requirements must be met before someone can run for office, such as a minimum age or living in the area one wishes to govern. Having a pulse kind of goes without saying. But none of that has stopped dead people from defeating their living
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Virus. The word is usually met with fear and understandably so. These microscopic collections of biological chemicals have been responsible for countless cases of death and sickness. The very mention of a deadly viral pandemic can send entire neighborhoods, cities, or even geographic zones into a state of sheer, frenzied panic. Viruses are invisible to
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In the world of laboratories, foam is not the froth that makes beer look crisp. Appearing as gels, solids, and even at the quantum level, foam is earmarked to improve the lives of humans in remarkable ways. This flexible substance spawns innovation in combat, operating theaters, and robotics. It also fosters a safer environment for
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