Earlier today, researchers at the California Institute of Technology disclosed evidence that likely reveals a ninth planet in our solar system. Here’s what we know about “Planet Nine” so far:
Space got a little more colorful over the weekend when a flower bloomed on the International Space Station (ISS). United States astronaut Scott Kelly broke the news on Twitter, sharing the above…
The age of genetically modified humans is here. From designer babies to human mutants, here are some of the most unbelievable things we can already do–and some of the even more unnerving things we’ll soon be able to do.
We often talk about the moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding DNA research, genetic engineering, and especially genetically modified humans in hypothetical terms: What if you could choose your baby’s eye color? Would you clone your dog? Would you want to know your genetic probability of developing a debilitating disease?
The flow of sperm in humans can now be flipped on and off with the simple flip of a switch. A German carpenter named Clemens Bimek claims that he has invented a revolutionary form of contraception: an on and off valve to control the flow of sperm from the testicles.
What makes an area the perfect place to dispose of a body? According to law enforcement officials, the qualifications are simple: A mix of hot, humid climate and hungry wildlife to ensure the quick destruction of evidence, and a location remote enough to prevent unwitting visitors from stumbling across a body, but not impossible for the perpetrator to reach in the dead of night. Does that sound like somewhere you know? Then you may live next to one of America’s infamous killing fields.
The bane of police departments around the country, these so-called “killing fields” make it next to impossible for detectives to gather enough evidence to catch the murderers. Favored by serial killers, gangsters and savvy locals, some are home to bodies numbering in the triple digits.
With tonight’s premiere of Discovery Channel’s new show, Killing Fields, investigating a series of grisly discoveries in the swamps of Bayou Manchec, LA, we’re taking a look at the worst such dumping grounds in the country. As compiled by the show’s executive producer, Joseph Schneier, here are the five biggest killing fields in America…that we know of so far: