Parasitology Student Once Tried To Kill His Roommates With His Research

Roommate disputes can have some pretty gruesome consequences, but there is one case from 1970 in which one man was accused of using his research against his hated roomies. His weapon: Ascaris suum, the parasite that he was studying in school and which he allegedly used to make his roommates very ill. » 12/30/14 2:40pm 12/30/14 2:40pm

Was Michael Rockefeller Killed By Cannibals?

Michael Rockefeller was the son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and an aspiring ethnographer. In 1961, he disappeared while researching the people of what was then New Guinea in what has become one of history's most intriguing unsolved crimes. Now, a documentary offers evidence that he was killed by cannibals. » 12/23/14 4:50pm 12/23/14 4:50pm

Computer Simulation Suggests The Alcatraz Escapees Could Have Survived

On the night of June 11, 1962, three inmates escaped Alcatraz aboard a makeshift inflatable raft. They were never seen again and are believed to have died in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. But a new computer model using historical tide data indicates they had a narrow time window to make it safely to land. » 12/16/14 8:40am 12/16/14 8:40am

Brazilian Confesses To Being One Of The Most Prolific Serial Killers

Here's some nightmare fodder for you: CNN is reporting that a 26-year-old man has admitted to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro area. If that body count is accurate (other outlets are reporting 42 victims), it would place the alleged killer high atop the list of Brazil's most prolific serial killers. » 12/12/14 1:40pm 12/12/14 1:40pm