Airplane crashes and accidents are horrific things, involving exploded and smashed things that would make Michael Bay blush, as well as high body counts. Usually, there is a chain of events that have to occur before any sort of disaster, but especially aircraft accidents. If anything in the chain is done differently, the accident doesn’t happen. In most cases, the circumstances of the accident are beyond that which anyone could have foreseen or stopped.
And then there’s the accidents that if someone hadn’t been asleep at the wheel, wouldn’t have gone down at all.
What on earth has happened here? Has a gigantic toy fallen from the heavens? Or are we gazing at the Big Yellow Rabbit of Örebro in Sweden? This gargantuan yellow rabbit is both hated and loved by citizens of Sweden.
Over the past 50 years, advances in forensic science have made it possible for police to solve crimes that would have previously gone cold without the help of things like DNA testing, hair analysis, entomology, and other methods. It’s also brought light to cases that were unsolved for years, including cases that date back to the Civil War. But for all the successful crime fighting forensic science has enabled, it’s also encouraged certain evildoers to commit crimes using inventive new methods — sometimes even recruiting the help of forensics to wield the science as a weapon.
Science fiction has given us a load of awesome robots: Optimus Prime, R2D2, the Terminator. Unfortunately, all of these are – for now, at least – fictional. Today, however, the science fiction author’s eternal dream of highly sophisticated robots becoming commonplace is fast getting closer to fact than fiction. How long will it be until seeing a robot walking down the street won’t be worth a second glance? According to the work of the makers of some of the mechanical marvels below, not very long at all…
The death penalty is an extremely controversial issue. Though the supreme court abolished the death penalty in 1972, it was later reinstated in 1976 and continues to this day, most prominently in Texas. Find out more about death penalty and related issues in the infographic below.