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Halloween Week on Unknown Country: Why We Should Still Be Creatures of the Night

Halloween, the time when we lure strangely-clad strangers to our homes by lighting lanterns in our windows, and offering them food and welcome at our doors.

This tradition is firmly associated with the celebration of ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night, but does it also fulfil some deep...
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Weekender: Chakras and the Sacred Geometry of our Living Planet

For some, the concept of the seven 'chakras' or energy centers in the body is a difficult one to embrace, yet it appears that science has managed to provide evidence to confirm their existence. Chakra points have been accepted by mystics, saints, wise men and yogis as part of our spiritual body for centuries, but Dr. Hiroshimi Motoyama, a...
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Math Book Could Have Changed History

Scientists have found a 2000-year-old math book that could have changed history. Written by the Greek mathematician Archimedes, who was born about 287 BC, it contains essential concepts that weren't rediscovered until centuries later.

"The manuscript was heavily damaged by mold," says manuscript conservator Abigail Quandt. "The parchment...

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