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 Tuesday 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

How to get inside the mind of a serial killer

Based on the wild popularity of shows like Dexter and CSI, it would seem our fascination with the ultra-creepy criminals called serial killers knows no bounds. But why do these unusual murderers exist? And how can insights into their behavior be used against them? Here's what you need to know about the mind of a… » 10/24/12 10:52am 10/24/12 10:52am

Get inside the real-life world of computer crime with "Kingpin"

You go to your favorite pizza place, pay with your credit card, then leave. Seems like all that's happened is you've picked up a steaming box of cheese and meat. But you've actually been robbed by a guy 3,000 miles away, who is snarfing up all the data from the pizza joint's credit card validation system. And because… » 2/16/11 6:29pm 2/16/11 6:29pm