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Why are women so bloodthirsty for true crime?

In September 2013, TIME magazine asked whether murder shows are the "new soap operas for women," judging by the meteoric rise of Investigation Discovery, a 24-7 cable true crime extravaganza. Launched barely five years ago, Investigation Discovery (ID) has attracted an overwhelmingly female audience rabid for shows about horrific crimes, including lovers-turned-murders, housewives-turned-sociopaths and run-of-the-mill stranger danger. Now, ID claims the 8th-highest cable TV slot among women 25 to 54 years old -- but why?

Can sharks smell blood from miles away?

With their acute sense of smell, sharks can detect minute quantities of blood from miles away. Does this mean that female swimmers who are menstruating should be wary or avoid swimming? Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to find out.