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The Private War Of J.D. Salinger

"J.D. Salinger spent 10 years writing <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> and the rest of his life regretting it," according to a new book about one of America's best-known and most revered writers.<p>Salinger died three years ago at the age of 91, after publishing four slim books. But <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> has sold …

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …

These Photos Of Abandoned Asylums Will Keep You Awake Tonight

They're the stuff of every horror flick you've ever seen -- but they're real.<p>Photographer Dan Marbaix -- of Odins Raven Photography -- has always had a thing for abandoned buildings. When he visited the now-defunct West Park Hospital in England, he realized asylums have everything a photographer …

Cruel words from parents are like 'sticks and stones' - Futurity

Parents who use harsh words when disciplining their teenage children may be doing just as …

Teens

Brain wired to quiet voices in your head - Futurity

Nerve circuits let the brain turn down sounds that come from our own actions, and …

Central Nervous System

Seagrass Below Sunken Cruise Ship Worries Biologists

While the Costa Concordia may soon leave the Mediterranean, damage may linger.<p><b>When Italian salvage workers propped up the Costa Concordia this week, they cleared a major hurdle in the long saga of the cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Giglio in January 2012. Over the next few weeks, crews will</b> …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Mermaids

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

What people really look like

Dale Favier from Portland Home Massage has written a spectacular piece about the reality of the human body as seen from the point of view of a …

Starbucks Designs To Monetize WiFi

Starbucks is one of the biggest providers of free Wi-Fi in the U.S. With over 11,000 locations, they have created their own portal and a basket of news site access and other resources for those who log on to their network. I’m a frequent user of their service, and I’ve watched it evolve over the …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

Taste It: Freaky Armored Mystery Fish Caught In Malaysia

This is the unidentified mystery fish caught by fisherman Sapar Mansor off the coast of Tudan, Malaysia. I'm not sure I would eat it, but I would. …

Asteroid With Six Tails Leaves Astronomers Dumbfounded

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a possibly doomed asteroid with multiple comet-like tails.<p>Weird things are afoot in the asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. A newly identified asteroid called P/2013 P5 is posing as a comet, with not one but six dust tails trailing …

Astronomy

'It's a Wonderful Life' sequel underway

The sequel on Frank Capra's classic Christmas tale will focus on George Bailey's grandson, who doesn't have such a wonderful life.<p>George Bailey had such a wonderful film life that he's getting a sequel.<p>A new version of Frank Capra's 1946 classic Christmas tale <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i> is underway, the …

Vitaly Mutko, Russian Sports Minister, Calls Timing Of Anti-Gay 'Propaganda' Mistake

After several months of heavy debate as to the implications of Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law on the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the country's sports minister is finally admitting that the timing of the legislation may have been a mistake.<p>According to The Associated Press, Vitaly Mutko is quoted in …

Zimmerman charged after arrest

APOPKA, Fla. — George Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said.<p>The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 in the early afternoon to say that …