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The Indispensable Guide to Early American Murder

It might have been antimony in the lemonade, laudanum in the coffee, morphine in the whiskey, or strychnine in the sugar bowl. Arsenic could be dusted over oysters, spread onto a bread-and-butter sandwich, stirred into beer, brandy, or cider, even steeped in chamomile tea. Poison was everywhere in …

Crime

Did Clinton Camp Delete Emails Or Wipe Server? The Difference Matters

Hillary Clinton's private server is currently in the possession of the FBI. And while it has been reported that the server was "wiped," what actually happened remains unclear. But not because the term is so hard to understand from a technical standpoint. In fact, <i>wiping</i> is a straightforward process. …

Hillary Clinton

Accel Partners Looks To Map The Marketing Technology Ecosystem

Accel Partners wants to solve the question for startups, “Who does this marketing thing I need?”<p>It’s doing that with an online tool called Growthverse, an interactive visualization of companies in the marketing technology ecosystem. It launched earlier this year but since receiving a lot of …

Venture Capital

The War That Forged a Nation

• <b>Author:</b> James M. McPherson<p>More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the …

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Psychology

Absinthe Is Back: The Green Fairy Returns

Absinthe was a 19th century bestselling spirit, before the wine industry besmirched its reputation. Now the green stuff is back, along with many …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …