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10 superstitions about stars

In the days before the world was so readily connected — before the Internet, round-the-clock news stations, telephones and radio — humans relied on the natural world around them to make predictions about the future and help guide their choices. This meant listening to nature and looking up to the heavens for clues from the stars.

How to survive a nuclear attack

If there's anything author Daniel Judson has learned by watching apocalyptic movies such as "Road Warrior" it's this: Always be prepared. That's why the writer of suspense novels has created a prepper's paradise of stockpiled water, food,…

Brexit in bad shape

The progress of the domestic politics of Brexit resemble a kaleidoscope in all but one thing. Tiny shifts in the position of the small particles inside the symmetrical mirror chamber result in ever changing views. 

Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates…

Swearing makes you stronger, study finds

Have a bit of a potty mouth problem? Although you might not be the best company for impressionable young children, you could be a beast in the gym.

Can you hear something that doesn’t make a sound?

Recently, University of Glasgow psychologist and researcher Lisa DeBruine created a mini-sensation on social media when she tweeted a playful animated GIF in which an electrical transmission tower appears to be jumping rope and asked,