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Alien abduction: 45 years after alleged UFO encounter, Mississippi man breaks his silence

It was an event he has been reluctant to speak about, yet it shaped much of his life. Calvin Parker, now of Moss Point, along with friend Charles Hickson, claimed they were abducted by aliens while fishing on the Pascagoula River and now Parker has written a book he hopes will set the record …

Paranormal

Mysterious radio signal from space? Astronomers aren’t sure of origins

A mysterious radio signal has been spotted by a telescope in Canada, and it's one of the lowest in frequency to date.<p>Details of the signal were posted to The Astronomer's Telegram, a website where accredited astronomers can post observations.<p>An observation posted last week by Patrick Boyle from …

Universe

They’ve ‘Seen Things’

LOS ANGELES — Robert Bingham has “seen things.” When he was 39, he looked skyward and noticed a worm-shaped ship about 20 feet tall zipping through the clouds.<p>Unusual things kept popping up around him — or above him, rather. He saw a saucer and some flying objects shaped like beans next. He snapped …

Paranormal

The 6 Best Road Trips to Take in Europe

Its open roads might not share the same pop culture status as some of the iconic U.S. highways, but Europe is home to some incredible drives that …

European Travel

Revealed: Police's secret war with the REAL Liverpool mafia you've never heard of

Police have been fighting a war with a secretive Huyton-based organised crime group for the last 20 years, the ECHO can today reveal.<p>The drugs gang, …

England

Medicare Advantage vs. Medigap: Which Is the Best Choice?

Setting up Medicare involves making a ton of different decisions, but one decision in particular is critical.<p>Given the high cost of private …

Retirement

Future Retirees Think 15% of Social Security Benefits Will Go to Healthcare, but Here's What They'll Really Spend

If you're like most people getting ready to retire, you're probably counting on Social Security benefits to cover a big portion of your living expenses. Unfortunately, many future retirees significantly underestimate how much of their Social Security check is likely to be eaten up by one big …

Retirement

How To Retire Comfortably By 62 With A Million

Let’s say you and your spouse both are 50-years old right now. You have saved about $200,000 in retirement savings in addition to some equity in the …

Retirement

These Are Some of the Last Images of Famous Mob Bosses

From Al Capone to John Gotti, every don is mortal in the end.<p><i>Content warning: Some of these images are difficult to look at.</i><p>The American Mafia …

Crime

The origin of RNA precursors on exoplanets

• S. R. Kane,<br>• M. L. Hill,<br>• J. F. Kasting,<br>• R. K. Kopparapu,<br>• E. V. Quintana,<br>• T. Barclay,<br>• N. M. Batalha,<br>• W. J. Borucki,<br>• D. R. Ciardi,<br>• N. Haghighipour,<br>• N. R. …

Universe

Scientists have found two planets outside our solar system that could host extra-terrestrial life

Are we alone in the universe? What prerequisites are there for supporting life on another planet? Are there any other planets out there that fit the bill?<p>We may now be closer to solving some of these puzzles thanks to a recent report published in "Science Advances", in which a team of researchers …

Paranormal

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A real Swiss Family Robinson?

More than a century and a half ago, the Bells, an English family who had settled in New Zealand, made their home on a remote Pacific island, …

The British special operators who terrorized Japanese forces

In 1943 and 1944, specially chosen units of the British Empire were sent into the jungles of Burma on "Chindit" expeditions that went deep behind …

Behind the Yakuza: documenting the women of Japan’s mafia

The underworld infamy of organised crime has long been romanticised in pop culture. On the silver screen, cult classics like <i>The Godfather</i> or <i>Goodfellas</i> have shaped the public’s perceptions of what being a mobster means. In 2015, Netflix’s <i>Narcos</i> shifted the focus towards Colombia’s criminal …

Japan

Walking paths less trodden in the Yorkshire Dales

‘Have you noticed anything?” my guide Jonathan asks me.<p>We stop for a moment. There’s a lot to notice. I gaze across meadows speckled golden with buttercups. Dry-stone walls carve the fields into tiny fiefdoms, each with its own stone barn. The low hill we’ve just descended is washed by a panoply of …

Yorkshire Dales

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Meet the Real Family That Inspired Crazy Rich Asians

My Great Aunt Margaret Kwan (who was the neighbor that introduced my grandmother to her brother Arthur), with her husband Dr. Hu Tsai Kuen, at …

Hong Kong

Astrophysicist says aliens could be hiding behind repositioned stars

Astrophysicist Dan Hooper thinks we’ll eventually have to wrangle the stars in our night sky, like wayward cattle straying from the herd, in order to keep the lights on. This is because the universe is constantly expanding and pulling stars with it. If he’s right, his logic would apply to all …

Dyson

New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting

A<p><b>multimillion-dollar</b> lawsuit has been quietly making its way through the New York State court system over the last three years, pitting a private equity manager named David Storper against his former boss: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The pair worked side by side for more than a decade, …

Corruption

The best towns and small cities in the US: Missoula, Montana

Ten years ago, if you wanted to live in a town on the edge of a mountainous wilderness, surrounded by people prepared to let you be whoever you wanted, you moved to Boulder, Colorado. Everyone did, and property prices became unaffordable. Now you raise your eyes a little further north, and keep …

Missoula

Greenland walrus may be to blame for mystery demise of last Vikings

The last Viking settlements may have vanished after walruses moved to safer shores to avoid being hunted for their ivory, a new study suggests.<p>Norse communities founded by Erik the Red flourished in Greenland for 500 years but then disappeared suddenly in the late 15th century leaving towns and …

Archaeology

5 European cities where you can retire on less than $35,000 a year

Retiring in Europe is a dream within the grasp of American couples picking up two Social Security checks per month.<p>A recent survey found five European cities where life is affordable for a couple living off an average income of $33,696 — a minimum annual salary calculated using the average Social …

Social Security

Predating all known ancient civilizations, Göbekli Tepe may be world's first architecture

<i></i>At around 12,000 years old, Göbekli Tepe in south-east Turkey has been billed as the world’s oldest temple. It is many millennia older than …

Archaeology

German Court Awards Farmer $1 Million for 2000-Year-Old Bronzed Horse Head Found in His Well

One August day in 1987, Brian Campbell was refilling the hole left by a tree stump in his yard in Romford, East London, when his shovel struck …

Archaeology

When did Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia?

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this …

Anthropology

Remembering the battle of Amiens

The battle of Amiens, which began on 8 August 1918 and lasted three days, was a victory for the Allies against German forces and marked the beginning …

Remembrance Day

Luxury homes, live-in housekeeper and a balmy tropical climate: The three overseas destinations where Aussies can live the 'good life' for just $40,000 a year

Many of us have dreamed about relocating to tropical and exotic climes to escape the stresses and strains of big city life and the associated …

Chiang Mai

How Long $1 Million in Retirement Will Last in Every State

View Gallery<p>52 photos<p>wundervisuals / Getty Images<p>About 10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. every single day. The average American retirement age is 63, …