For the nearly departed, a new bucket-list entry: “Build my casket”
The twisted logic behind hiring a hit man
The strange psychology of why so many people fail to notice obviously counterfeit money
Why pickpockets love our digitally distracted age
The weirdly hopeful story of how the U.S. came to be a leader in tax compliance
As the line between work and home blurs, office supplies attract sticky fingers.
Marijuana legalization was supposed to decrease crime—but the reality is more complicated.
And other tales of agricultural banditry
Homicide is the third-most-prevalent cause of workplace death.
As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.
Facial-recognition technologies are proliferating, from airports to bathrooms.
“Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron.”
In Japan, where more people die each year from choking than in traffic accidents, mush is getting a high-tech treatment.
Hyperinflation has driven thousands to seek out unorthodox currency.
Paranoia, hubris, and hatred—the unraveling of the greatest chess player ever