Amelia Miles

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Family Portraits Taken During Victorian-Era Were As Creepy As Hell

Family portraits have certainly have come a long way since these which were taken during the Victorian era (1830's-1900s). Photography as a …

Halloween horror in fiction and on the big screen, from the archive

26 November 1831: The origins of Frankenstein<br>Mary Shelley reveals how, challenged by Byron and Shelley to write a ghost story, the ‘hideous phantasm of a man’ came to her in a terrifying waking dream.<p>24 July 1844: Romantic horror in Victorian fiction<br>The witchcraft of modern romance cannot compare …

Wait, So Certain Foods Can Make You Smarter?

Hold off on cramming fish down your high-school junior's throat every night till the SATs. Everyone's claiming they've got brain foods for you these days, but what does science have to say about what'll actually feed your noggin, and what's just bunk?<p>Remember when a “complete breakfast” consisted …

10 things you didn’t know about the history (and mystery) of Halloween

With the ‘trick or treat’-ing season upon us, Dr David Clarke of Sheffield Hallam University, an expert on British folklore, investigates the origins …

10 of the World’s Most Haunted Cities

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghostly encounters.<p>These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina …

Mountain Lions Versus Black Bears

Changing Planet<p>F96, nicknamed Frostbite because of the loss of parts of her ears and the tip of her tail during the winter of 2012-13, is a young female mountain lion followed as part of Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project. She dispersed from her mother’s home range in May of this year, when she was 20 …

The World's 6 Creepiest Haunted Hotels

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p>Usually when you need a good scare, you just check out your credit card statement to see how much you spent last month.<p>But if you're really out to prove you have, like the awesome '80s T-shirt line, <i>no fear</i>, well, try sleeping in a haunted hotel. And we don't mean the …

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Amazon removes abuse-themed e-books from store

<b>Retailer Amazon has removed several abuse-themed e-books from its Kindle Store after a report highlighted titles depicting rape, incest and bestiality.</b><p>Titles such as Taking My Drunk Daughter had been on sale.<p>Amazon and Barnes & Noble both say they are removing books found by technology news site …

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Homs: a tale of two cities

Once seen as the capital of Syria's revolution, Homs is now caught in a vicious stalemate between regime and rebel forces. James Harkin visits a divided city, where kidnappings are rife and chemical disarmament a low priority<p>I first met Abu Ali at the end of February 2012, both of us standing in an …

After House talks break down, all eyes on Senate to end shutdown

With the government shutdown dragging on and a deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling just five days away, hope for a compromise to break political gridlock in Washington shifted to the Senate Saturday after talks between the White House and House Republicans collapsed.<p>Senate Majority Leader …

Obama watches, waits for best offer

It’s a buyer’s market for President Barack Obama.<p>With House and Senate Republicans preparing competing proposals to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the nation’s debt, Obama hasn’t shown any inclination to jump at the first offer.<p>The plan House Republicans presented to the White …

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North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …