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Superstition

How Ouija boards really work

“Impressive” study reveals what is actually happening when a supposed spirit communicates via a Ouija board.

Anthropologist: this is how I met the spirits

What a scientist learned from his encounter with a necromancer and the spirits of his ancestors.

21 December 2012: time for another doomsday

OPINION: It’s doomsday time again. This time it’s 21 December 2012 – and it even falls on a Friday.

Norse gods in a crusade for Europe

This week the trial has started against the man behind the terrorist attacks on Norway last summer. "Right-wing extremists draw on pre-Christian religion to build alternative power," says theology professor.

Humans have always caused plant and animal extinctions

Our warming planet is pushing some plant and animals species towards extinction. But there’s actually no such thing as untouched nature — humans have always altered their environment. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to protect what’s here now.