WHAT'S INSIDE: SCIENCE VS. MYTH

Are vampires real? What is an out-of-body experience? Are crop circles proof that aliens exist? HowStuffWorks explores what is real and what is urban legend with this collection of Science Versus Myth articles.
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  • Everyday Myths
  • Extrasensory Perceptions
  • Strange Creatures
  • Unexplained Phenomena
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FEATURED: SCIENCE VS. MYTH

If advanced spacefaring aliens exploit resources like humans do, we'd better hope they don't find us anytime soon.

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