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Aug 22, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Reporter James Foley's beheading in the Middle East was part of a long tradition of sending a gruesome message. Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2013 07:06 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Examples of fantasized, attempted and real cannibalism have been around for millennia. What's behind people eating people? Continue reading →
Apr 20, 2010 06:16 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
April 19 is a heavy day in history. Fifteen years ago, a truck bomb blasted through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, claiming the lives of 168 people. Two years prior, April 19 marked the end of the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, which ended when a fire destroyed...
May 15, 2012 03:35 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Cutting off a person's head is a particularly horrific method of execution -- and that's one reason it's popular among some groups.
Dec 20, 2012 06:42 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Killing or trying to kill a mass of people is neither a modern nor a uniquely American phenomenon