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Top 10 conspiracy theories in fiction

Stories that appear to buy into hidden plots, from Franz Kafka to Thomas Pynchon, have an insistent appeal for readers looking to find out ‘what really happened’<p>While writing my third novel, UnAmerican Activities, I watched a lot of conspiracy theory videos on YouTube. The book is a series of …

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

ROME (AP) — Cosa Nostra's "boss of bosses," who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on …

The 2017 Perseid meteor shower shows up the moon


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17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

Black Holes

What It's Really Like to Cruise to the North Pole

Two weeks of no WiFi, but plenty polar bears.<p>Casting off the lines and setting sail from the nuclear icebreaker port in Murmansk, Russia, the <i>50 лет Победы</i>, or <i>50 Let Pobedy</i>, began its departure with a peculiar theme song; a loudspeaker system at the dock blared a ceremonial Soviet march as we pulled …

What's the meaning of life?

It’s one of humanity’s biggest questions, and there’s no simple answer, but let’s give it a try anyway: what is the meaning of life? We asked a …


Amelia Earhart mystery: Forensic dogs scent human remains on remote Pacific island

Four dogs trained to detect the scent of human bones have located a site on a remote Pacific atoll where Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, may have died on their ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937.<p>The four border collies were taken to Nikumaroro, part of the Republic …