Category: Culture

H.H. Holmes: Tests Confirm Serial Killer’s Body in Grave

Forensics tests have confirmed that the person buried in H.H. Holmes’ Philadelphia-area tomb is in fact “America’s first serial killer” whose murder spree was documented in the book Devil in the White City. In March,…

Michelle Carter Will Appeal Suicide Texting Case Conviction

Michelle Carter, the woman who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her ex-boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, filed notice to appeal her conviction Wednesday. The 20-year-old Massachusetts woman was 17 when she…

Future of Sex: How Close Are Robotic Love Dolls?

Inside a nondescript office building in San Marcos, California, an experimental sex robot named Harmony springs to life. “I was created to please you,” she says. Her jaw clacks unnervingly into a perfect underbite, swaying…

Hurricane Harvey: Keeping Sane During Disaster

It started with a Facebook event invite: “Safe at Griff’s” “Montrose is ok. For now at least,” the description read. As the rains got steadily worse and the full reality of what Houston was to…

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief: How to Help

As the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues to take its toll, with as much as 11 trillion gallons of water having fallen in the Houston area since Friday and with more rain predicted, people from…

ACLU’s Trans Military Ban Lawsuit: What You Need to Know

On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed a lawsuit, Stone v. Trump in a federal court in Baltimore, accusing the administration of violating the “constitutional guarantees of equal protection and substantive due process,”…