Female serial killers tend to be serial monogamists

Researchers such as psychologist Marvin Zuckerman have long noted the morbid curiosity of humans; there’s just something about horror and terror that captures our attention.

Indeed, there may be nothing more horrifying—and fascinating—than murder. With my colleague Tom Bowers at Penn State Harrisburg, I’ve studied the crimes and characteristics of mass murderers for years, and still, I’m alarmed by every reread of each case. Continue reading Female serial killers tend to be serial monogamists

Supreme Court will take a second look at race based admissions case in Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court approved race-conscious college admissions, reaffirming a 25-year-old precedent and ensuring that hundreds of top universities can continue using affirmative action to bolster black and Hispanic enrolment.

A divided court upheld an affirmative action program at the University of Michigan’s law school while striking down a separate undergraduate policy. The decision was a rebuff to the Bush administration, which had called both programs a “quota.” Continue reading Supreme Court will take a second look at race based admissions case in Texas

Misty Copeland first black principal dancer IN HISTORY at American Ballet Theater

Misty Copeland was fast becoming the most famous ballerina in the United States — making the cover of Time magazine, being profiled by “60 Minutes,” growing into a social media sensation and dancing ballet’s biggest roles on some of its grandest stages. But another role eluded her: She was still not a principal dancer.

Until Tuesday, when Ms. Copeland became the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the 75-year history of American Ballet Theater. Continue reading Misty Copeland first black principal dancer IN HISTORY at American Ballet Theater