It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route. Drivers are lulled into a semi-trance state and reach their destination with little or no memory of parts of the trip. But what if it happened to an engineer at the controls of a speeding passenger train?
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British police have used a 32-year-old piece of sticky tape to link a killer to his teenage victim decades after her brutal death. Colin Campbell, 66, was found guilty of killing 17-year-old Claire Woolterton in August 1981.
On December 4, 1978, a man touring an empty house on Ledge Road in Darien, Conn., for possible purchase made a gruesome discovery on its grounds — the body of an unidentified man. And that kick-started a case that remains unsolved for over three decades — something the Darien Police are hoping to change with advancements in DNA and forensic science.
Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that were released Wednesday show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as gunshots could be heard at times in the background.
A law clinic established to seek freedom for convicts it believes are innocent says new DNA evidence tying another man to the 1996 rape-slaying of a northern Michigan woman discredits the confession of a mentally ill man now serving life in prison without parole.
Mark Ankcorn of the San Diego-based Ankcorn Law Firm PC has filed a class action lawsuit against 23andMe, Inc. — a Mountain View, Calif., firm currently under scrutiny by the FDA — alleging that its marketing is deceptive, and that the results of its $99 genetic test are "not supported by any scientific evidence."
A new DNA analyst has been hired to work at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Forensics Laboratory in Westfield under a shared-services agreement reached between freeholders in Middlesex and Union counties in New Jersey.
Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released, days after a state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding them despite an order to provide them to The Associated Press.
Frustration with slow results from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab is leading one suburban Grand Rapids police department to build its own. The Wyoming City Council approved spending $100,000 on lab equipment to analyze evidence faster.
This Thanksgiving, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh and Anna Vasquez — aka the San Antonio Four — had something momentous to be grateful for. On November 18, three of them walked out of prison. Vasquez, who had been released last year, had her parole restrictions lifted.
Extensive reports by French scientists into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death have ruled out poisoning by radioactive polonium, his widow said Tuesday. The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab, and mean it's still unclear what killed Arafat nine years ago.
Promega Corporation has announced that The Scientist has named the ADCC Reporter Bioassay to its 2013 Top 10 Innovations. The ADCC Reporter Bioassay is a surrogate assay for evaluating antibody-dependent, cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) of therapeutic mAbs, and it exhibits greatly reduced variability and is easier to perform than classic ADCC assays.
A Colorado man who has spent more than a quarter-century in prison for a rape in which the victim claimed her attacker’s identity came to her “in a dream” is appealing his conviction based on new evidence.
The nation’s police chiefs will call Tuesday for changes in the way they conduct investigations as a way to prevent wrongful convictions, including modifying eyewitness identification.
A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.
Investigators mined the data recorders Monday and sought to question the engineer and conductor for clues to why a commuter train jumped the tracks along a sharp curve, killing four passengers.