These Modern Day Hermits Live in Java's Most-Haunted Forest

According to locals, the forests of Alas Purwo are visited by the spirits of Indonesia's founding fathers.


Inside the Lasting Legacy of Tapeworm Diets

What's up with our ongoing cultural fascination with consuming parasites for weight loss?


Is an Urban Legend About Meteors Causing People to Kill Themselves In Indonesia?

The myth of the pulung gantung still holds a powerful, and deadly, sway over the people of Gunung Kidul.


Will Cracking My Knuckles Give Me Arthritis?

The final answer to whether your grandma's threats are true.


It’s Been a Bumper Year for Loch Ness Monster Sightings

Eight sightings can't all be wrong.


Is the ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll’ Holy Trinity Myth or Fact?

A new study examines if rockers really do get more blow and booty.


Psychologists Have Discovered a Way to 'Inoculate' People Against Fake News

Researchers found that people are generally better at recognizing fake news once they understand how it's generated and used to manipulate people.


No, Prince Didn't Invent Air Jordans, and Other Myths Debunked

Prince was so influential and prolific and astounding that nearly every story about him is somewhat believable, but there's a lot of fiction mixed in with the truth.


This Short Personifies Your Christmas Nightmares

Dan Sully's Senka is an ominous twist on the traditional holiday narrative and follows a young boy being terrorized by a mythical Christmas beast.


Sorry, We Probably Haven't Found Megastructures Made By Aliens

Scientists thought a "swarm of megastructures" in the cosmos may have been created by aliens, but a new paper debunks that theory.


Talking to Employees at Jakarta’s Haunted Shopping Mall

"Every morning before the mall is cleaned, you find kid's toes lying around on the floor."


Float Through a Virtual World of Hybrid Beings in ‘Myth’

Or Fleisher and LIVYATANIM collaborate on a virtual reality world the codes of nature and the digital realm blur.