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Jul 25, 2014 11:44 AM ET
People in a number of religious faiths practice fasting at points throughout the year, and people find secular reasons to curb their food intake too. Besides the hunger a fasting person feels, what's going on inside the body when the food stops?
Jul 22, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Romanian priest jailed for seven years for killing a woman during an exorcism has been released.
Jul 10, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
While some are eager to move into supposedly haunted houses, many aren't so sure.
Jul 16, 2014 09:31 AM ET
In the news has been the Supreme Court's ruling that, as regards closely held corporations, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. What does it all mean? Trace looks at the case.
Jul 16, 2014 09:30 AM ET
The terms "Sunni" and "Shiite" get tossed around often in the news coverage of Middle East violence. What's the story behind the two groups, and why are they at odds?
Jul 3, 2014 06:12 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
The Catholic Church has formally recognized a group of professional exorcists, but the move raises concerns.
Jun 6, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Though the percentage of people who believe in creationism has changed little over the decades, the percentage of people who believe humans evolved without God has more than doubled.
Apr 20, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
In celebration of Easter and the resurrection of Christ, here are some stories of people being revived against all odds, including from rabies, coma, catatonic states and brain-eating amoebas.
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