Bigfoot claims stepped on by DNA analysis

Jul 2, 2014

Bigfoot claims stepped on by DNA analysis

DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, ...

Their land stolen, Myanmar victims turn to black magic

May 26, 2014

Their land stolen, Myanmar victims turn to black magic

Victims of land grabs in Myanmar have eagerly tested newfound freedoms by protesting and sending petitions to the president and parliament, to no avail. Now some are turning to old ways: curses and black magic. Coffins marked with the names of those who seized ...

Jan 10, 2014

Scientists sorry over failure to create dragon

Australia’s national science agency has issued a rare apology to a 7-year-old girl for not being able to make her a fire-breathing dragon, blaming a lack of research into the mythical creatures. The girl, Sophie, wrote to a “Lovely Scientist” at the Commonwealth Scientific ...

Hidden elves delay highway project in Iceland

Dec 23, 2013

Hidden elves delay highway project in Iceland

In Iceland, a land of fire and ice where fog-shrouded lava fields form a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” — elves — making their homes in Iceland’s wilderness. So perhaps it was only a matter of ...