Five Terrifying Children’s Books That Will Scare Adults, Too

Who’s to say that horror should only be consumed by adults? These scary stories for kids will make you want to sleep with the light on.

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It’s no secret that some of the best-loved fairy tales come from a rather horrifying collection of folktales by the Brothers Grimm. While many classics like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella were eventually toned down to be child-friendly, some authors have refused to give up their edge. Here are five children’s books with truly scary stories for kids still around today…

New Study Shows Men Assume Other Men Are Smarter Than Their Female Classmates — By A Staggering Amount

Gender Bias Stem Classes

A new study shows that men in college-level STEM classes believe other males are smarter than their female peers, even when they aren’t. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Late last year, a dispiriting new study made headlines when it estimated that women’s pay won’t equal their male colleagues’ pay until 2133. But the process of getting a high paying job in many industries (and getting paid an equal amount) starts before a person even applies to a job; it starts with their education. And new research reveals that women aren’t only being treated unfairly in the workplace — they also face unequal treatment in their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) college classes.

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Can Donor Hearts Transplant Memories?

Discover one of the weirder theories to be made about what the heart can do in this examination of organ transplant memories.

Transplant Memories

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Each year, around 5,000 people across the globe undergo a heart transplant. But sometimes, these operations provide patients with more than just a new heart — some also claim to receive new memories.

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Bass Reeves: The Bullet-Dodging Black Lone Ranger History Almost Forgot

He wrangled thousands of criminals, and left a silver dollar as his calling card. Yet despite being one of the most impressive Wild West figures, Bass Reeves was all but forgotten.

Portrait Bass Reeves

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“This is a black man in America’s legendary Western history who has been totally overlooked.” — Morgan Freeman

 

Contrary to what classic westerns might have us believe, one in four American cowboys was actually African-American. We don’t necessarily get that reality when the only image we have in our minds is John Wayne or The Lone Ranger. But, in fact, the true inspiration behind The Lone Ranger (and possibly Django from Django Unchained) was real life US Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves, an African-American who fled the Civil War, befriended the Seminole and Creek Indians, and eventually became one of the greatest lawmen of the Wild West.

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