Reporter James Foley's beheading in the Middle East was part of a long tradition of sending a gruesome message. Continue reading →
Examples of fantasized, attempted and real cannibalism have been around for millennia. What's behind people eating people? Continue reading →
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...
Cutting off a person's head is a particularly horrific method of execution -- and that's one reason it's popular among some groups.
Killing or trying to kill a mass of people is neither a modern nor a uniquely American phenomenon