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Are romance novels all the same? Are their readers all bored housewives and BookTok girlies? Of course not! Romance experts Jodi McAlister and Jayashree Kamble debunk the myths and deliver the facts.
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Some time between 1100 and 1700 AD, a Massospondylus bone was discovered and carried to a rock shelter in Lesotho.
Mount Sinai is mentioned in the second book of the Bible, Exodus, as the site where Moses received his first instruction from God.
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A scholar of the Hebrew Bible argues that very little is known about the location of Mount Sinai, and it is likely that it was once part of a foundational legend.
A nurse dispenses liquid Methadose, an FDA-approved medication that helps people addicted to opioids.
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Prescription medications can help people with opioid use disorder avoid the risks of relapse and overdose. But stigma based on misperceptions about addiction limits their use.
Mary is often depicted weeping, a reminder of the ‘Seven Sorrows’ the Bible recounts her suffering.
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Investigating supernatural claims is a delicate task for the church, and Catholic leaders rarely label them as authentic.
This is the famous – and fake – photograph of the Loch Ness monster, taken near Inverness, Scotland, on April 19, 1934. The photograph was later revealed to be a hoax.
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The idea of a creature like the Loch Ness monster fascinates people. But does the scientific evidence say it’s a prehistoric beast or total fake?
We’ve all been at a work or family gathering when someone has offered a seemingly authoritative statement about the way the law operates. Without some knowledge of the field of law, listeners may simply…
For one, washing your hands is unlikely to prevent COVID spread.
The film sees myths created by the Black diaspora come alive as Wakanda is presented as a Black utopia.
Fear about women’s power was an essential part of ancient anxiety about witchcraft.
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From ancient Greece to modern-day TikTok witchcraft, the world of witches has been a changing one.
Trends in recreational or illicit drug use often make the jump to Halloween warnings.
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Like clockwork, September crime news is often cast as an ominous sign of what could happen on Halloween.
He is certainly important to English but he isn’t responsible for as much of it as you might think.
Dragon at Caerphilly Castle in Wales.
From Merlin to the country’s red dragon, there are a lot of legends and magic to promote to international tourists.
The Essex Serpent follows Cora as her science comes in conflict with the religious and superstitious beliefs of the locals in the Essex village of Aldwinter.
With the longest coastline in England, serpent myths abound in Essex.
The so-called ‘surgeon’s photograph’ taken by gynaecologist Robert Wilson (actually made from a toy submarine) first published in the Daily Mail in 1934.
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Recent sightings of the Loch Ness monster have led to renewed speculation about its origins
Illustration by Anna Walker from Bedtime Stories. (Right) Author Chloe Hooper.
When Chloe Hooper’s partner was diagnosed with leukaemia, she struggled to talk about the possibility of his death with their two young children. She found the words in books.
If what you’re reading seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Modern vampires like Dracula may be dashing, but they certainly weren’t in the original vampire myths.
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The past century’s vampires have often been a bit dashing, even romantic. That’s not how the myth started out.
For centuries, sailors have told tales of milky seas – huge swaths of ocean glowing on dark nights, seen in blue in this false–color satellite image.
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When conditions are just right in some parts of the Indian Ocean, a type of bacteria will multiply and start to glow. Satellites are helping scientists study these milky seas for the first time.
A mythical creature born of a misinterpreted fossil?
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People tell tales to explain what they see – centuries later, scientists try to map handed-down myths onto real geological events.