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Vampire Scare Triggers Mob Violence, Prompts U.N. to Pull Staff

LILONGWE, Malawi — The United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed.<p>Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, where many aid …

Africa

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is …

RVs

TV sets are starting to disappear from American homes

Bye, box.<p>After years of insisting it wasn’t so, the TV Industrial Complex now admits that it’s contracting: The number of people paying for TV has been declining for several years.<p>But that’s not the only part of the TV world that’s shrinking: Actual TV sets are disappearing from homes, too.<p>After …

Televisions

Chinese Scientists Teleport First Object from Earth to Space

In a major breakthrough, scientists in China announced yesterday that they have successfully teleported a photon, or light particle, from the ground …

Quantum Mechanics

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Ice Age