A year ago, face masks were a rarity in Australia. But social researchers say there is evidence of a growing acceptance of this simple object.
The role of witches in society relates directly to the role of women in society. And during times of social upheaval and changes, witches represent access to women's power.
As the U.S. election approaches, various groups have mobilized to vote. But witches have taken it a little further, organizing online spellcasting meet-ups to enagage in magical resistance.
For members of the minority religion of Wicca and witchcraft – part of contemporary paganism – Halloween is not just a children's holiday: It is both a celebration and acceptance of death.
From village healers to global brands, witches have long cast their spells over commercial transactions.
Nutrients and energy contained within dead animals are repurposed and repackaged into living, breathing insects.
Now that the whole world is echoing Romero's films, everyone can learn from his legacy.
Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
Some horror films explore women’s struggles for empowerment, sexual freedom and self-fulfilment. Six movies show the ghost, bride, mother, vampiress, witch and monster as guises of vengeful women.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday without trick-or-treating, but you still need to make sure you are socially distancing and wearing a mask – and not just one for Halloween.
Experts in child development and infectious disease help parents make informed decisions about Halloween and provide tips for communicating with children effectively.
You can still enjoy some of the fun of Halloween celebrations this year, and stay safe. It helps to look back at the origins of some of the spooky traditions.
Did vampires ever really exist? The myth is likely related to a medical condition with symptoms that may explain many elements of centuries-old vampire folklore.
Vampire bats form social bonds similar to human friendships – and they're good friends to those in need.
While some conservative Christians view Halloween as "devil worship", finding a way to honour the dead is an important tradition in our generally death-denying society.
Wherever and whenever ghost stories materialise, they tend to tap into the things we fear most.
Putting healthy foods at the centre of your family's diet every day and on special occasions means taking the edge off excessive intake of sugary and fatty foods once in a while.
Fear of a disease that seemed to turn people into beasts might have inspired belief in supernatural beings that live on in today's creepy Halloween costumes.
The right age for an unsupervised Halloween is highly debatable, but it's something parents should carefully consider. Some reasonable risk is important for development.