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The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Hair

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

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Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' Teaser Keeps The Mystery Alive

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>...and it's free!<p>Pop<p>A stormy, one-take depiction …

UK Chart: The Last of Us enjoys 5th week at No.1

The Last of Us retained the top spot on the UK all formats all prices chart for the week ended July 13. The PS3 exclusive has now headed the chart …

Gaming

Sony hopes to expand the PS4's Playroom tech demo by launch

Part tech demo, part video game toy box, <i>The Playroom</i> for the PlayStation 4 and its HD camera continues to evolve, but its ultimate fate remains undetermined, Sony officials tell Polygon.<p>The collection of tech demos was originally designed by a collaborative effort between Sony hardware and software …