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A Graveyard Smash: Bobby Pickett, The Man Behind the 'Monster Mash'

Colin Gorenstein

Just like the Halloween monsters Pickett lampooned in his songs, "Monster Mash" returns from the dead year after year.

Scientists Play Matchmakers for a Lonely Lefty Snail

Kate Horowitz

Jeremy the garden snail was born a mirror image of most snails—a fact that’s made mating impossible.

8 Haunting Horror Movie Gimmicks

Jay Serafino

From hypnotists to life insurance policies, horror movies have a storied history of gimmickry.

Finish the 1988 Movie Title

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Brewery Recreates Booze Found in a 2500-Year-Old Grave

Michele Debczak

The drink contained traces of honey, mint, and barley.

13 Fiendish Etymologies for Halloween Monsters

John Kelly

On Halloween, witches and werewolves, ghosts and ghouls, and demons and devils stalk the streets for tricks or treats.

Morning Cup of Links: Halloween Comics

Miss Cellania

Great links to start a great day!

A New Secret Weapon Against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: Rats

Kirstin Fawcett

The African pouched rat’s sense of smell rivals a canine's—and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes it can help them detect illegal shipments.

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You Can Now Tour the Pope’s Summer Home

Shaunacy Ferro

Castel Gandolfo has been used as a papal getaway spot since the 17th century.

9 Historic Figures With Ties to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Presented by U.S. Virgin Islands.

WWI Centennial: Germans Storm Romanian Passes

Erik Sass

Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 254th installment in the series.

Why Does "K" Stand For "Strikeout" In Baseball?

Hannah Keyser

The use of K as a shorthand for strikeouts dates back to the earliest days of America's pastime.

Have We Detected Hundreds of Signals From Extraterrestrial Life?

Dan Falk

The astronomical community is reacting with measured skepticism to a new paper making bold claims.