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Jan 20, 2015 07:43 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A boy who wrote a best-selling book about visiting heaven has admitted the story is false. Here's why it was widely believed.
Jan 12, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A viral news story claiming that an all-girls high school digitally altered their students' yearbook photos to make them thinner isn't quite accurate.
Jan 7, 2015 12:00 PM ET
It may be harder to smile, muscle-wise, than it is to frown, but smiling (even fake-smiling!) can help you to find things funnier and make you happier. Trace turns his frown upside down to recount some studies that have reached this sunny conclusion.
Jan 1, 2015 05:00 AM ET
You know the drill: You make your New Year's resolutions and THIS time you're actually going to stick to them! Flash forward one week, if you're lucky, and those resolutions have gone down the drain. Catie Wayne is here to help make that not happen!
Dec 30, 2014 04:50 AM ET
According to the Happy Planet Index (HPI), Costa Rica tops all countries on the planet in terms of, well, happiness. But it turns out there's more to the HPI's derivation than just counting smiley faces. Tara explains.
Dec 25, 2014 03:00 AM ET
Each year people worldwide buy pre-cut, or cut down themselves, a Christmas tree. To the tune of about 33 million trees in the United States alone. Does all of this tree lopping hurt the environment? We sort through the stats to find an answer.
Dec 19, 2014 12:13 PM ET
There are several ideas to explain the origin of life on Earth. A new one is so elegant and simple that it might change our whole perception of life. What if life is something matter just does, under the right conditions? Julian explains.
Dec 17, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Canadian toddler has died from an infection that could have been easily treated. Continue reading →
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