The fascinating history behind 11 common superstitions

The surprising origins behind common superstitions are often fascinating. Ancient Romans believed mirrors held fragments of our souls, and that shattering them therefore represented a crack in our souls, too. We wish on shooting stars because a Greek astronomer thought they were proof that the gods were spying on us. Even if you consider yourself a die-hard skeptic, you’ve probably…

This cryptocurrency botnet was designed to seek and destroy mining malware

Cryptocurrency botnets are normally the weapons of evil, used to covertly and illicitly steal other people’s computing power to earn coins. But now there’s a new kid on the block, and it seems to be cleaning up online avenues of crypto-malware. The botnet, known as Fbot, appears to be hunting down illegitimate cryptocurrency mining malware and erasing it from where…

The U.S. Relinquishes Its Role as a Leader in Refugee Resettlement

More than 25 million refugees around the world have had to flee their origin countries due to war, famine, or persecution. Many will spend years in refugee camps, while others—those who can never return home—are placed elsewhere. For millions of refugees, their ultimate destination has been the United States, which has historically been committed to the resettlement of the world’s…

Prince Charles’ cousin cheated on his pregnant wife with her BFF, according to reports

Prince Charles’ cousin Ashley Hicks cheated on his pregnant wife Kata de Solis, Page Six reports. According to Page Six, Hicks had an affair with Solis’ friend, Martina Mondadori Sartogo, the editor in chief of Cabana Magazine. Hicks and de Solis were married in 2015 in what’s been dubbed the world’s first Instagram wedding. According to reports, de Solis wants…