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Two 12-year-old girls charged with trying to murder friend to please Internet demon

The Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbed their victim, also 12, with a knife 19 times because they wanted to join cult of Slender Man, a fictional online character<p>Two 12-year-old American girls have appeared in court in chains and prison uniforms accused of repeatedly stabbing a school friend in an …

Crime

The U.S. Has a Huge Backlog of Untested DNA Evidence

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito called it "the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades." But for now, the …

Police destroying sex offence suspects' DNA profiles, says Labour

The DNA profiles of thousands of suspected sex offenders are being destroyed because of a legal loophole, according to Labour.<p>From October police in England and Wales will no longer be able to hold indefinitely genetic information on people arrested on suspicion of sexual and violent crimes once …

Chicago church to release sex abuse files

The Archdiocese of Chicago will hand over thousands of pages documenting clergy sex abuse allegations to victims' attorneys who have fought for years to hold the Catholic Church accountable for its handling of such claims.<p>The files on the nation's third-largest archdiocese will include complaints, …

Kenya's women fight for justice as rapists are sentenced to cut the grass

Funerals can be lengthy affairs in western Kenya, and Liz, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, was out late at a wake for her grandfather that had stretched into the evening. She was on her way home when she recognised some familiar and unfriendly faces in the darkness. She knew instantly that the six men in …

Albert DeSalvo, Mary Sullivan: New evidence in Boston Strangler case contradicts old evidence in Boston Strangler case.

<i>Crime is Slate’s crime blog. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @slatecrime.</i><p>Justin Peters is a Slate correspondent and the author of <i>The</i> …

The Prosecutors Fallacy: The Reliability of Fingerprint and DNA Evidence Kindle Edition

An exploration of the perceived infallibility of DNA and Fingerprint Evidence as presented in UK Law. Until relatively recently there have been …

New fingerprint technology that means evidence can no longer be wiped away

We all know the scene in the movies where the criminal wipes his gun and the door handles with his hankie so as not to leave any trace of his presence. Now scientists claim to have invented a method that could identify his fingerprints, regardless of how much wiping has taken place. So how much of …

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.<p>The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic.<p>Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be …

How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples)

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing …

Landscape Photography

Scientists discover the protein interaction that triggers conception

Scientists may have discovered the key to mammalian fertilization: the interaction between two proteins, Izumo and Juno, located on the surface of sperm and eggs, respectively. The finding, published in a mouse study today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, closes a gap in our understanding of how mammals …

These Scientists Made This Music Track Way Cooler By Just Adding Fire

Yay for science.<p>A Rubens' tube is a pipe with holes in it. You put a flammable gas through the pipe, and then light it on fire. Kind of like the pipes in your gas-powered barbecue.<p>But what happens when you play music through the tubes? These scientists in Denmark built a "Pyro Board" to find out, …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

I had my DNA analyzed, and all I got was this lousy story

With too much to account for, direct-to-consumer genetics isn't ready for prime time.<p>It’s a situation many have faced before or will in the future: …

Over the Rainbow: LeVar Burton Explains How DOUBLE Rainbows Form

SpaceX Unveils First Manned Spacecraft

Watch the Dragon V2 live<p>SpaceX will reveal its first manned spacecraft at 7pm PDT/10pm EDT tonight. The Dragon V2 capsule is designed to carry humans to the International Space Station, and may eventually free NASA from its reliance on the Russian space program.<p>An earlier version of the Dragon …

Space Exploration

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani

This Suburban Yard Gives A Whole New Meaning To Beach House

This is either the best attempt to get dad to stop freaking out over the lawn mower, or the best strategy to attract every cat in the neighborhood.<p>Either way, Kansas City resident Georgianna Reid has a beach house in the middle of suburbia, because she replaced her green lawn with sand. Eighty tons …