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These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017 – NZ Herald

We might have uncovered the answers of a few mysteries this year, but if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we still know very little, about a lot.

Despite our technological ability in this modern world there are many mysteries that continue to haunt us. How did Sherri Papini survive her kidnap? Why were these medieval bones buried in such a puzzling way? How did this NFL player defy gravity?

These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017.

Thousands of octopus march out of the sea

Octopus were seen marching out of the ocean en masse. Photo / Washington Post

When a dolphin tour group discovered a species of octopus marching out of the ocean en masse on a seeming suicide mission, scientists were stumped. Thousands of octopi were found dead on various

Read more at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11965683

These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017

We might have uncovered the answers of a few mysteries this year, but if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we still know very little, about a lot.

Despite our technological ability in this modern world there are many mysteries that continue to haunt us. How did Sherri Papini survive her kidnap? Why were these medieval bones buried in such a puzzling way? How did this NFL player defy gravity?

These are the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017.

Thousands of octopus march out of the sea

Octopus were seen marching out of the ocean en masse. Photo / Washington Post

When a dolphin tour group discovered a species of octopus marching out of the ocean en masse on a seeming suicide mission, scientists were stumped. Thousands of octopi were found dead on various

Read more at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11965683

3 cozy mysteries to help you through the holidays

MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS,” by Francis Duncan, Sourcebooks Landmark, 345 pages (f)

There is much to like about “Murder for Christmas,” Francis Duncan’s 1949 Mordecai Tremaine detective murder mystery. Readers get an old-fashioned whodunit wrapped with a snow-dusted English country manor house and a disparate gathering of suspicious guests for Christmas. There are hints of Agatha Christie’s long-running play “The Mousetrap” here, as everyone at a multi-day Christmas house party becomes a suspect when one of their number is found dead underneath the Christmas tree, dressed in a Father Christmas robe. The local constable, aided by Duncan’s amateur detective Mordecai Tremaine, must work quickly to uncover the killer before he or she strikes again.

The trouble with “Murder for Christmas,” really — more than the dated language — is the main man himself, Tremaine. A memorable literary detective should be highly distinctive — think of Sherlock Holmes’ observation skills and anti-social

Read more at: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900006129/3-cozy-mysteries-to-help-you-through-the-holidays.html

AI is unraveling the mysteries of the serial killer mind

Hunting a serial killer is, according to experts, a fundamentally different type of detective work than any other type of homicide investigation. For decades the top investigators in this hyper-specialized field have turned to technology. In 2017 this means AI, and just like everything else, it’s revolutionizing the industry.

It’s impossible to know how many active serial killers there are in the US right now. Due to law enforcement and other government reporting failures, miscategorized evidence, and genuine mystery the best estimate we have is somewhere between 25 and 340. The FBI thinks about 150 people a year are murdered by these predators. Other experts think that number is much higher.

There’s a dark future ahead for serial killers, but first machines need to understand what they’re dealing with. There’s an adage that goes “to catch a killer, you have

Read more at: https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2017/12/07/ai-is-unraveling-the-mysteries-of-the-serial-killer-mind/

Charleston couple takes on unsolved WV mysteries for YouTube series – Charleston Gazette

Does anyone know who killed LaRoy Gorman? Thirty-five years ago, the banker was murdered coming out of a restaurant in Charleston. His killer was never found.

What really happened to Samuel Riser? Seven years ago, the 60-year-old Cabin Creek native vanished, and people haven’t stopped wondering.

“I guess it’s like they say,” Sean McCracken said. “Everybody loves a mystery.”

McCracken and his wife, Carrie, certainly do. Earlier this year, the pair started “Mysterious WV,” an unsolved-mysteries show on YouTube, where they revisit unsolved and cold cases from around the state, retell the stories and present whatever facts they can find.

“Ultimately, we hope to get some of these cases solved,” Carrie said.

Before there was “Mysterious WV,” it was just Sean and Carrie sitting down to watch public-access-style unsolved-mystery shows on YouTube.

There are plenty of them.

Amateur sleuths pick over old crimes, look for missed clues and string together theories about who done it.

“We fell into

Read more at: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/life/charleston-couple-takes-on-unsolved-wv-mysteries-for-youtube-series/article_0cdd3b7f-8185-5035-9775-9f3ff66c6d58.html

My 5: The Pop Culture Mysteries That Keep Filmmaker Andrew Jenks Up at Night (Exclusive)

Taylor Swift is set to release her sixth studio album, Reputation, on Friday, Nov. 10.  And, regardless of your thoughts on the 27-year-old, she’s always had a way with words. 

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My 5: The Pop Culture Mysteries That Keep Filmmaker Andrew Jenks Up at Night (Exclusive)

If you were a fan of Andrew Jenks’ MTV series, World of Jenks, or have followed his impressive journalistic adventures, like the HIV/AIDS crisis film he directed for Netflix, It’s Not Over, and the documentary series, Unlocking the Truth, then you know that inquisitive is basically his middle name. 

Now, the award-winning filmmaker and documentarian has taken his penchant for diving deep into stories of the misunderstood from the screen to the airwaves, launching his podcast, What Really Happened?, with Cadence 13 and Seven Bucks Productions, the company co-founded with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia. Written, hosted and co-produced by Jenks, the new audio series is a deeply researched, groundbreaking look into the real-life narratives of six public figures who have created intrigue in modern history: Muhammad Ali, Chris Christie, Princess Diana, Michael Jordan, Britney Spears and Winston Churchill.

Read more at: https://www.click2houston.com/entertainment-tonight/my-5-the-pop-culture-mysteries-that-keep-filmmaker-andrew-jenks-up-at-night-exclusive

My 5: The Pop Culture Mysteries That Keep Filmmaker Andrew Jenks Up at Night (Exclusive)

If you were a fan of Andrew Jenks’ MTV series, World of Jenks, or have followed his impressive journalistic adventures, like the HIV/AIDS crisis film he directed for Netflix, It’s Not Over, and the documentary series, Unlocking the Truth, then you know that inquisitive is basically his middle name. 

Now, the award-winning filmmaker and documentarian has taken his penchant for diving deep into stories of the misunderstood from the screen to the airwaves, launching his podcast, What Really Happened?, with Cadence 13 and Seven Bucks Productions, the company co-founded with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia. Written, hosted and co-produced by Jenks, the new audio series is a deeply researched, groundbreaking look into the real-life narratives of six public figures who have created intrigue in modern history: Muhammad Ali, Chris Christie, Princess Diana, Michael Jordan, Britney Spears and Winston Churchill.

Read more at: http://www.etonline.com/my-5-pop-culture-mysteries-keep-filmmaker-andrew-jenks-night-exclusive-90433

Unsolved: Mysteries of people who vanished into thin air

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HISTORY is littered with tales of people who simply vanished into thin air — one minute they were here, the next they were gone forever.

From Wild West outlaws, to sailors, socialites and even Hitler’s personal chef, there have been countless instances of the famous and the obscure disappearing.

This week, we take a look at a few of the extraordinary tales of men and women who disappeared and were never heard of again.

Back in 1526, intrepid Spanish sailor Francisco de Hoces had been commander of the San Lesmes, one of seven expedition ships on a big adventure, looking for new lands.

Francisco de Hoces

Last seen in the Pacific, many reckon Hoces and his crew may have reached Easter Island, or another of the Polynesian islands or even

Read more at: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/unsolved-mysteries-of-people-who-vanished-into-thin-air/

Unsolved Mysteries

Aware of how contentious this subject still is, Burns chose not to interview famous Vietnam figures like John Kerry, John McCain, or Jane Fonda, though the movie does contain interviews with veterans of the North Vietnamese army.  The documentary begins with Peter Coyote’s voice-over intoning, “America’s involvement in Vietnam began in secrecy. It ended, thirty years later, in failure, witnessed by the entire world. It was begun in good faith, by decent people, out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence, and Cold War miscalculation. And it was prolonged because it seemed easier to muddle through than admit that it had been caused by tragic decisions, made by five American presidents belonging to both political parties.” This speech is full of compromises designed to keep all Americans, of whatever political persuasion, watching. Burns and his team obsessed over whether to use “failure” or “defeat,” and ultimately went with the gentler choice. And then

Read more at: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2017/09/ken_burns_the_vietnam_war_american_vandal_and_the_evolution_of_nonfiction.html