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“Folklore and Superstition”

Aug 31, 2015 01:01 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
News reports claim that a teen girl was buried alive in Honduras, but there's a simpler (and less horrifying) explanation.
Aug 6, 2015 01:44 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A triple murder last month has fueled speculation about a witchcraft-related 'ritual killing,' but that seems unlikely. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2015 02:47 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Anti-vaccination protests date back over 150 years, and are likely to remain with us. Here's why.
May 24, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Genies have been blamed for a recent spate of possessions and fits in Saudi Arabian schools. Continue reading →
Apr 27, 2015 11:50 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A baby in India born with a conjoined twin is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a god.
Jan 17, 2015 07:01 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Tanzania is taking legal steps to stem the murder of albinos for their body parts in magic rituals. Continue reading →
May 19, 2014 02:38 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
An albino woman in Africa was murdered so that her body parts could be used in magic spells. And she's not the only one. Continue reading →
Apr 23, 2014 05:34 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
The new film "Heaven is for Real" relates a young boy's visit to heaven, though recent brain imaging research suggests a different explanation. Continue reading →
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