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Pope Francis and the psychology of exorcism and possession

Endorsement of exorcism by the Vatican will do nothing to prevent future tragedies like the death of Victoria Climbié<p>Last week it was reported that Pope Francis had formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests spread across 30 countries who supposedly cast …

Two Drone Pilots Arrested In New York

A possible near-miss with a police helicopter over a bridge led to two arrests early Monday morning.<p>Very early in the morning on Monday, officers with the New York Police Department arrested two men for flying a drone near the George Washington Bridge. The officers were dispatched by an NYPD …

Drones

Fossils dug up at airport may be largest flying bird ever found

Prehistoric creature flew 25m years ago and had a wingspan twice that of the royal albatross, the largest bird alive<p>A clutch of fossilised bones uncovered during the expansion of an airport terminal in the US may belong to the largest flying bird ever found.<p>The prehistoric creature had a wingspan …

Body hacking illusion lets you be someone else

How tall you stand changes how you make decisions - Futurity

You may benefit by staying on your feet to ponder abstract questions and sitting down to tackle pragmatic matters, researchers say.

Sitting

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Genetics

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

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10 Habits That Let You Meet Women

The 10 Habits That Help You Meet Women<p>Let's be clear here: This is not just a list of places to go to pick up women, and if you take it that way, it's not going to be very helpful. Rather, these are ways to conduct yourself so that you'll be more open to meeting people — specifically, women — and …

Relationships

13 Signs She’s Flirting With You – What It Means When She Winks

I get that we women, can be very confusing with our signals. As a guy, you want answers to the signals a woman puts out, such as “what does it mean …

25 Women Reveal What They Find Unattractive About Men

After last week’s no holds barred revelations about the things men find unattractive about women, it’s time to let the ladies speak their minds and …

Relationships

First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales

The ReWalk exoskeleton helps people with spinal-cord injuries sit, stand, and walk.<p>A motorized exoskeleton, designed to help paralyzed people walk again, just earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. It is the first such device to do so.<p>The device, called ReWalk, straps on user's bodies …

The End Is Nigh For the Guinea Worm

Eradicating this this nasty parasite would be great for humanity, but should we consider the ecological impacts?<p>The guinea worm is one seriously disturbing parasite. When someone ingests its larvae by drinking unfiltered water, the worm reproduces and incubates for months in the person's abdomen, …

Scientists Claim Climate Change Will Wipe Out The Gingers

Imagine, if you will, a world without redheads. It’s not a world many people particularly want to live in, but some are claiming that inevitably, climate change will drive glorious beings like Emma Stone and Bandersnatch Cummerb-er, Benedict Cumberbatch from the face of the Earth.<p>The theory, …

10 Cars That Were Ahead of Their Time

Some were labeled as flops. But all ten of these cars had something in common: They boasted features that were well ahead of their time, including reconfigurable interiors, hybrid engines and four-wheel-drive in GT sports car.

The Top 6 Water Guns of All Time

Today, the water gun is a weapon that is almost always employed solely in the pursuit of fun. But it wasn't always that way. Some early squirt guns were intended to give targets an eyeful of harmful chemicals. Here are our six favorite guns of all time.<p>Today, the water gun is a weapon that is …

10 Best Vehicles for the End of the World

Nuclear winter. Worldwide economic collapse. Zombie takeover. We all have a favorite apocalyptic situation that we occasionally find ourselves pondering. One very important question: What vehicle do you want as your trusty steed?

The 6 Most Lethal Aircraft in History

The planes that ruled the skies.<p>With the help of some aviation experts and warplane veterans, PM took a look back over the history of single-engine planes, fighters, bombers and attack helicopters. We picked six of the most lethal fliers of the past 100 years, based on their dominance during the …

The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery

As homeowners begin shifting toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, more personal, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at innovative, bizarre and one-of-a-kind homes and what ma...

5 Theme Park Rides That Pushed the Limits of Common Sense

Thrill rides are designed to trick our bodies and brains into thinking we are in mortal danger. And usually it is just that -- a trick that causes an exhilarating surge in our adrenaline levels. But in the quest for bigger and better thrills, some rides attempt to betray the laws of physics. And …

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

Get those Netflix queues ready<p>Sci-fi is a constantly changing genre that explores the future of humanity and all the stability, fears, dreams, and anxieties that come with it. Sci-fi has played an indispensable role as a soothsayer, divining what technologies, human frailties, and triumphs to …

Cow Attack Survival Guide: How to Steer Clear of an Angry Bovine

While the world worries about being eaten alive by sharks, statistics show that far more Americans are killed each year by a more menacing animal: the cow. Don't let yourself become a statistic: We talk to experts on livestock and farm-related fatalities, who explain what to do to avoid the …

Cows

How to Fall 35,000 Feet And Survive

You're six miles up, alone and falling without a parachute. Though the odds are long, a small number of people have found themselves in similar situations—and lived to tell the tale. Here's PM's 120-mph, 35,000-ft, 3-minutes-to-impact survival guide.<p>6:59:00 AM<p>35,000 Feet<p><b>You have a late night</b> and an …