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How Can Science Help Make Sense of the Arizona Massacre?

From detecting violent behavior before it happens to the medical treatment of victims afterward, research elucidates the consequences of the senseless gun attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others

  • January 11, 2011

The Insanity Verdict on Trial

The insanity defense, rarely used, is widely misunderstood

January 10, 2011 — Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz

Could chess-boxing defuse aggression in Arizona and beyond?

Teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, smell-o-vision, 3D printing, and even holograms, were all ideas first imagined in science fiction—and now are real products and technologies in various stages of development by scientists.

January 10, 2011 — Andrea Kuszewski

Nano-coated bullets could help solve gun crimes

U.K. researchers are developing a coating for bullet casings that sticks to the hands (or gloves) of anyone handling it and is very difficult to remove.

August 4, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

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