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Arlington National Cemetery Bans Bikes And Pets

Kirstin Fawcett

Service animals and working military dogs are still permitted, as are authorized visitors on bicycles.

Read the Ghost Story Anthology That Inspired Three Classic Scary Stories

Rebecca OConnell

When looking for inspiration for spooky tales to tell this Halloween, it never hurts to draw from the classics.

You've Got to See Wednesday's Top Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 26.

Guided by Voices: 6 Books Supposedly Written by Ghosts

Claire Voon

The spirits sure have a lot to share with us.

Pick the Correct Word for Each Definition

You can do this.

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.

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.

5 Questions: More TWD RIPs

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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.