Real Delusions of an Unreal Disease: A History of Morgellons

In 1969, Joni Mitchell burst into tears. “They walked on the moon,” she said in In Her Own Words, “and I cried.” Mitchell recalls crying at a bulldozer tearing down trees in its path, crying at the site of their sad stumps. But even though Mitchell admitted that she “was a basket case,” she refused medical… » 4/15/15 1:29pm 4/15/15 1:29pm

People are more likely to believe in magic spells that are repetitious…

Many people around the world believe in magic spells and rituals, but that doesn't mean that it's enough to wave a wand and mutter a few unpronounceable words to convince a believer that the magic will work. A new study out of Brazil suggests that people are most likely to believe in the power of a magical ritual when… » 8/04/12 4:00pm 8/04/12 4:00pm