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May 24, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Genies have been blamed for a recent spate of possessions and fits in Saudi Arabian schools. Continue reading →
May 20, 2015 08:02 AM ET
A new California law requires that warnings accompany new cell phone sales. But is it needed?
May 16, 2015 08:55 AM ET
The giant squid's imposing size and fearsome appearance has long cast them as predatory monsters in human imaginations and fictional depictions.
May 14, 2015 08:53 AM ET
A photo of a 'Roswell alien' turns out to be much less mysterious.
May 9, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Photos of a supposed alien body recovered from the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, N.M., are going viral. Continue reading →
May 4, 2015 03:12 PM ET
The controversy over a Bud Light label slogan assures that the beer brand will be remembered.
May 1, 2015 03:25 PM ET
Wellness guru Belle Gibson claimed her special diet and holistic treatments cured her cancer, but she never had cancer. Continue reading →
Apr 27, 2015 11:50 AM ET
A baby in India born with a conjoined twin is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a god.
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