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Katie Heaney

Katie Heaney
Katie Heaney is a writer and an editor at BuzzFeed and author of Never Have I Ever. Follow her on Twitter @KTHeaney.

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Can You Control Your Dreams?

Some researchers, and one free app, seem to think so.

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The Beauty Industry Goes to the Witch Store

Aromatherapy might be nothing more than a placebo, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it.

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I Paid $21.67 for Someone to Photograph My Aura

It was cheaper than buying a pair of aura goggles—even without the shipping costs.

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The Science and the Scam of the Séance

It’s surprisingly easy to trick someone into believing they’ve seen something paranormal.

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The Unsuccessful Search for a Functional Aphrodisiac

From sacrificial sex-robot mice to Pippa Middleton, the quest for a magical love potion has taken some weird turns.

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How You Might Come to Believe You’ve Been Abducted by an Alien

Unless, you know, you’ve actually been abducted.

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The Truth Is Somewhere in the Tarot Cards

When descriptions are vague and wide-ranging enough, we tend to think they’re true.

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Another Name for the Bermuda Triangle: The Ocean

Ships disappear everywhere, not just in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

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Who Believes in Bigfoot?

While the origins of the mythical beast are based around a hoax, today’s believers are a varied, discriminating bunch.

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The Silly Science of Near-Death Experiences

There’s no way to prove whether or not someone’s had an out of body experience, but that hasn’t stopped scientists from trying to study the phenomenon.

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If You Believe in Ghosts, You’ll See a Ghost

Katie Heaney went to a haunted house. Did she—or anyone else—see anything? It depends on whether or not they wanted to.

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When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014