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bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Oh boy! Josh and Chuck have another list of the best articles they read this week, just for you and your spongy brain. Read more ›

bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch. Read more ›

bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

On any given week, Josh and Chuck read a lot of interesting articles. Check out this post with links to the best articles they’ve read lately.Read more ›

Psychopaths DO Have Empathy Switch After All?

Hey, folks. One topic we’ve covered in numerous ways on SYSK is crime — specifically murder and psychopathy. I think one of the things that fascinates us both is the way to brain works in relation to such monsters. It’s

The Tyrant of Clipperton Island… Why isn’t this a movie?!?

Hey, folks. Just wanted to pass along this cool article from Damn Interesting called The Tyrant of Clipperton Island. It’s a little known island with a little known story behind it that’s absolutely terrifying and utterly fascinating. I won’t ruin

The Death of a Census Taker

A guy named Bill Sparkman was looking for extra money when he took a job as a part-time census taker (called an enumerator, Chuck and I recently learned). It turns out that he was looking for a bit more than

Homosexuals Tortured and Killed in Iraq

Just when you thought Iraq was making some genuine progress toward a free society comes this story from CNN.com about the torturing and killing of suspected homosexual men in Iraq. They report that hundreds of men have been victim to

Double Murder in Arizona is Stranger than Fiction

I came in to work today and randomly clicked on what ended up being an extremely tragic and compelling story on CNN.com. A couple of weeks ago in Arivaca, AZ a woman and two men posing as U.S. Marshals busted

China’s Ghost Brides: Dyin’ for a Man

I don’t know if it’s because my heart’s been all swoll, but I find the traditional Chinese practice of ghost brides particularly charming. Back in the mid-20th century, Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution did everything it could to rid China of

Manson Family Wants a Taste of Freedom

This article from CNN.com today focuses on the current state of the “Manson Family” — the group of murdering murderers famous for slaying seven people in California in August, 1969. We all know that the family’s patriarch was one Charles

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