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What happened when the author of ‘The Exorcist’ played with a Ouija board

While working on his book, author William Peter Blatty became convinced that demonic possession was very real indeed.<p>Often cited as “the scariest …

Horror

9 Reasons Why 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' Is the Best Star Trek Movie Ever

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released on June 4, 1982, was a commercial and critical smash (it set a world record for first-day box office gross), and set the bar unreasonably high for all of the "Star Trek" films that followed. Indeed, it's largely considered the greatest "Star Trek" film of …

Science Fiction

For The People Who Say “The Moral Laws In The Old Testament Still Apply To Us”

Anyone who has ever read the Old Testament knows there’s a lot of laws listed in those books– over 600 to be exact. In many circles of Christianity …

Theology

Evangelicals should be deeply troubled by Donald Trump’s attempt to mainstream heresy

<i>This opinion piece is by Michael Horton, a theology professor at Westminster Seminary California.</i><p>Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration will include Paula White and possibly other members of his inner circle, Darrell Scott, “Apostle” Wayne T. Jackson and Mark Burns. They’re all televangelists who …

Donald Trump

Tomb Of Jesus Christ Revealed For First Time In Centuries: Pictures Of Massive Conservation Project In Jerusalem

A team of researchers revealed that the site where Jesus Christ is believed to have been buried has remained largely intact after exposing it for the …

The real Alfred the Great

Barbara Yorke reveals intriguing details about the talents that made King Alfred - the Anglo-Saxon ruler who famously beat back the Vikings - a …

Ask Polly: Is He In Love With Me, or Has He Broken Me?

Get Ask Polly delivered weekly.<p><b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I am a 26-year-old law student. This past summer, I had a job at a law firm and became close friends with a …

How Marvel's Comic Reinstated Darth Vader as the Galaxy's Most Terrifying Villain

Today is a sad day for <i>Star Wars</i> fans, with the ending of Marvel’s excellent <i>Darth Vader</i> comic from Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larrocca, and Edgar …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

It’s one of those stories of the century that somehow never gets treated that way. For an astounding 25...<p>The T-14 Armata, Russia’s next-generation …

U.S. Air Force

Archaeologists Uncover ‘Fascinating’ Evidence of Bible’s King Hezekiah in Israel

<b>TEL LACHISH, Israel –</b> Archaeologists digging out the ruins of an enormous ancient gate in Israel have discovered evidence that confirms one of the …

Civilization VI Builds on the Core Values of Civilization V

It has been six years since the release of <i>Civilization V</i>, and somehow, with the arrival of its successor, I still don’t feel ready. The series, with …

Civilization (Video Game)

What Is High Functioning Anxiety?

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

Second brother charged with murder posts bond

DIXON – One of the brothers charged in the murder of a Peoria man was freed from the Lee County Jail on Wednesday after a judge granted a motion to …

Square is selling its NFC payment reader in Apple Stores

Last November, Square finally got on with the times and unveiled an NFC-friendly reader, but it was only available on Square's website. Now, however, it's available in Apple retail stores too. This means that anyone can go into an Apple store and buy Square's appropriately square-shaped wireless …

11 Stunning Cathedrals You Can Visit

Whether or not you're religious, visiting a cathedral can be an awe-inspiring experience. Here are 11 architectural masterpieces worth the journey.<p>1. …

My Emancipation From American Christianity

I used to think that it was just me, that it was my problem, my deficiency, my moral defect.<p>It had to be.<p>All those times when I felt like an outsider in this American Jesus thing; the ever-more frequent moments when my throat constricted and my heart raced and my stomach turned.<p>Maybe it came in the …

Faith

11 Books That Scared Master of Horror Stephen King

<i><br>Author Stephen King | Image: Pinguino</i><p>It would likely take a well written and original horror tale to impress the master of that book genre, Stephen …

Horror

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The Chrysler 300 SRT Is Not Dead

But it will not come to America.<p>The mainstream Chrysler 300 lineup received a thorough update for 2015 with nary a peep about the nuclear-grade SRT version. While that was a clear message that the burliest 300 was truly buried in North America—our sources also said as much last year—multiple …

North America

Don Piper’s “Heaven” and our addiction to bad heaven theology

Don Piper’s “Heaven” and our addiction to bad heaven theology<p>August 18, 2015 by Jonathan Aigner<p>Don Piper has an amazing story.<p>In case you haven’t …

Archaeology

The US Navy is testing a submarine-hunting drone ship

Originally conceived as a DARPA project, the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) is designed to hunt the next generation of nearly silent enemy diesel submarines.<p>Diesel submarines are quickly proliferating around the world due to their low cost. Russia recently announced …

Military

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

Impressive: The Nikon P900’s 83x Zoom Can Show the Moon ‘Moving’

The new $600 Nikon P900 compact camera has received a good deal of attention lately thanks to its record-breaking 83x optical zoom lens, the …

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The</i> <i>Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

How I Stay Happily Married To A Man With Anxiety

<i>By Cecily Kellogg</i><p>A few weeks ago, as I went through the mail, my heart dropped to my feet. I received a letter from the IRS. It wasn't anything critical but I still considered hiding the letter from my husband.<p>Showing him a letter from the IRS would cause a spiral of anxiety. I had work to do and I …

Skyfall
Astronomy

‘Star Trek 3’ Has Begun Production, And Zachary Quinto Has The Tweezed Spock Brows To Prove It

It’s been a bit of a bumpy voyage through the last frontier for <i>Star Trek 3</i>. The movie was supposed to start filming in April, but things hit a big stumbling block when Hollywood blockbuster generated robot Roberto Orci was booted from the director’s chair. In the months since, <i>Fast & Furious</i> …

There's one thing the new Batman game borrows from the worst Batman movies and it works incredibly well

As one of the most famous and well-known fictional cities in popular culture, it's kind of amazing that there is almost zero consistency in how its been represented from one popular Batman adaptation to the next.<p>From the excessively Gothic architecture of Tim Burton's Gotham in 1989's "Batman" …

Comic Books