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13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th?

Lahore, Pakistan's Mughal treasure trove

The Pakistani city of Lahore is one of the Indian subcontinent's most brilliant gems, yet it remains relatively obscure outside the country -- an unexpected pleasure for travelers.

'Roma' has 10 Oscar nominations, $0 at box-office

"Roma," Alfonso Cuarón's affectionate look at the Mexico City of his childhood, has 10 Academy Award nominations. It's been in theaters for three months. Most Hollywood observers consider it the favorite to win the best picture Oscar on Sunday.

'Darkitecture': The art and psychology of haunted house design

For more than two decades, Phil Miller has been building a world of nightmares on a 1,300-acre farm in Delaware. With eight attractions, Frightland opens for a month each October, shocking visitors with ghoulish hayrides, a grim cemetery and a prison riddled with zombies.

Laurie Anderson's VR installation flies you to the moon

The moon has been receiving a lot of attention lately. From Elon Musk's SpaceX trip around the moon -- which recently signed on its first billionaire passenger -- to NASA's renewed plans for moon exploration, it seems we're in a new lunar space race.