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Religious Customs

Space Faces, Causality and the Origin of Religion

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.18.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We cannot seem to turn off our pattern-seeking or cause-effect neurons. Sometimes the results are benign. Unfortunately, our incredible talent for seeking patterns and linking cause to effect has a dark side: We see patterns where none exist and cause where only chance reigns supreme.

Eat, Pray, Scratch

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

My experience in Bali could not have been more different from Liz Gilbert's. We both arrived alone and found the place enchanting. But she left with love. And I left scratching.

Nepal Hit By Severe Goat Shortage

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The authorities in Nepal have ordered officials to find more goats for ritual slaughter ahead of the country's biggest religious festival of the year....