Peter Madsen, an eccentric inventor who gained notoriety for his DIY submarine and mini-rocket projects, has been charged with the murder of Kim Wall, a young journalist that was writing a story about him. After months of shifting stories, prosecutors believe that Madsen intentionally killed Wall and that the act was premeditated.
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In a grisly tale, The New York Times reports Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, was arrested in Zama prefecture, Japan, 48km outside of Tokyo, after police found nine severed heads in coolers in his apartment. Shiraishi reportedly used Twitter to find women who'd expressed suicidal thoughts over the service, murdering and decapitating them. Shiraishi has also admitted to sexually assaulting some of the women.
On Monday, reporters were allowed to hear Peter Madsen's version of the events that led to the death of the journalist Kim Wall aboard a crowdfunded submarine, the UC3 Nautilus. At a court hearing in Copenhagen, Madsen claimed that Wall was accidentally struck on the head by a heavy hatch and he maintains that he is innocent of manslaughter.
Homo sapiens have been around for at least a hundred thousand years, and civilisation for maybe a few thousand. These timescales are far longer than your minuscule lifespan, but given our 13 billion-year-old galaxy, they're shorter than a cosmic heartbeat. And unlike galaxies that require a major wallop to tear apart, humans are fragile things susceptible to disease, famine, war, meteors... really, we're quite pathetic.
There was a lot of scary news on Wednesday. A catastrophic fire in London killed at least 12 people. A gunman in the US opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. And Twitter's sponsored trending section decided to promote a very unfortunate hashtag: #HappyDeathDay.
Video: On Game of Thrones, death is one of the few things (aside from winter) that the people of Westeros and beyond know that they can rely on. The impermanence of life is one of the fundamental ideas that's shaped both George R.R. Martin's books and HBO's series, but, as is often the case, it can be difficult to recall just how many people have died over the course of the story so far. Until now, that is.
Myrcella Baratheon wasn't the first non-book death we got on Game of Thrones, but it was definitely one of the most surprising -- mainly because it wasn't as gruesome as we've come to expect on the show. Turns out, that was on purpose, as the actor has unveiled how much worse her demise was supposed to be.
Big shocker: Turns out Stannis Baratheon felt really bad about slaughtering a bunch of his family members on Game of Thrones and was certain he would go to hell for it, as shown in some recently excised dialogue from his season five death scene. Good, because sacrificing a child to a fire god is a pretty awful thing.
From a strictly mineral standpoint, life on Earth is pretty ridiculous. Some carbon is organised, moves around a little and then falls back apart. Not so coincidentally, that's also the basic premise of artist Agelio Batle's Ash Dancer, which features a big-arse skeleton literally shaking around until it disappears.
Halloween is less than a week away, and your time for finding a costume is almost up... almost. We've got a guide to a bunch of quick, cheap, do-it-yourself outfits that also happen to be genuinely good costumes -- and they're not only good, they're timely, too! If you're a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, you can't go wrong with these.