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What is exploding head syndrome?

Exploding head syndrome isn't nearly as weird as it sounds, and there are no brain parts being damaged. But if you suffer from it, you will definitely be freaked out. The good news is, despite its name, it's not dangerous at all. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on the Mothman, brand flops, online sleuthing, CIA anthropology and more stuff. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Interesting articles on the moral brain, prepping a corpse in Appalachia and surviving the 1966 UT mass shooting. See more »

Some Really Interesting Cases of Mass Hysteria

Around the world and across time, people have fallen victim to one of the strongest contagions of all – the power of suggestion. Here are just a few examples of these bizarre cases. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on genetic data mining, leap seconds, weird news, a disembodied head and so on. See more »

How Gossip Works

You know what I heard? That Josh and Chuck hate each other and they're just faking being friends for the show. That's called gossip, folks and it can do serious damage. Learn all about it in today's episode. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Extremely interesting articles on lucid dreaming, sabotage through slacking and lots more. See more »

How Cult Deprogramming Worked

The fear of cults in the 1970s drove Americans to look the other way on kidnappings, abuse and torture of cult members by deprogrammers – but did it even work? See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

For your relaxation, enjoyment and enrichment. (Did that come off sounding weird?) See more »