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Papua New Guinea: Asia's Fastest Growing Economy Burns Witches Alive. - The Huffington Post

They Burn Witches Here<p>And then they upload the photos to social media. < A journey to an island caught between the ancient world and 2015.<p>Story by Kent Russell Art by Alessandra Hogan<p>I.<p>The men pack the witch’s mouth with rags. The time for confessions has come and gone. Neighbors crowd into a …

Land Rover Range Rover

A&E has picked up The Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean

<i>Variety</i> reports that Sean Bean’s Frankenstein project—no, not the one in which he gathers various limbs and organs from the dead bodies of all the …

TV

Medieval mass grave unearthed: 50 bodies may belong to pilgrims who had travelled to visit the 'miraculous' remains of St Chad

• <b>Around 50 'pristine' skeletons were found in shallow graves in Lichfield</b> <b></b>• <b><br>During medieval times, pilgrims travelled to Lichfield to visit its</b></b> …

Shocking Real Stories Of Feral Children Told With Dark Photos

“Feral Children” is the latest photo-project by German-born, London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. This newest series of staged photos …

A Doctor Blinded This Woman With Bleach To Help Her Achieve A Lifelong Dream

A 30-year-old North Carolina woman fantasized about going blind since a young age. Jewel Shuping suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) and believes she was meant to be disabled. In 2006, she found a licensed doctor who was sympathetic to her desires. Shortly thereafter, she willingly …

North Carolina

Scotland Yard opens its ‘Black Museum’ files on notorious murder cases

In the summer of 1924, onlookers crowded around an infamous seaside murder scene, peering over the gate of the cottage near Eastbourne where typist Emily Kaye had been lured to her death by a man she thought was the answer to her romantic prayers. Amid a fever of national interest, the cottage’s …

Crime

Snowden says aliens could be trying to get in touch right now

Technically Incorrect: In a conversation with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the Moscow-based NSA whistleblower offers his views on interplanetary communication. He fears their communication may be encrypted, so we're missing it.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken</i> …

Encryption

Russian's record-breaking superyacht revealed

The world's largest sailing superyacht, built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, has been been spotted on a test voyage in Kiel, Germany.<p>At 468 feet in length and with three masts 300 feet high, Sailing Yacht A will feature eight floors and an underwater observation deck, Boat …

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Ten lesser-known haunted places of the world

With the sheer number of haunted destinations in the world, it doesn't seem fair that well-known creepy sites, like Bran Castle in Transylvania, get all the attention. So here are 10 obscure ghastly places that will curl your toes. You can even spend the night at some of them, if you dare.<p>Fort …

Paranormal

Powerful Portraits of People Revealing Their "Invisible" Illnesses

Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci have started an impactful photo project that helps to give others a voice. As teens, both women were diagnosed with chronic illnesses that are, essentially, invisible. Cashel copes with chronic Lyme disease, while Lupinacci was diagnosed with Lupus during her senior …

Hepatitis

This Abandoned Pennsylvania Town Has Been On Fire For 53 Years

Signs warn visitors to the dangers of death by asphyxiation or being swallowed by the ground, but the old mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, was once home to more than 1,000 people.<p>Now it's nothing more than a smoldering ghost town that's been burning for half a century.<p>It started with a fire …

Urbanism

Who’s the First Person in History Whose Name We Know?

<i>Editor’s Note: This post has updated to clarify a sentence about the gender of the ancient writer.</i><p>“It’s me!” they’d say, and they’d leave a sign. Leave it on the cave wall. Maybe as a prayer, maybe a graffito, we don’t know.<p>This was 30,000 years ago. Writing hadn’t been invented, so they couldn’t …