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Dark Web Decodes Nun's Letter From the 'Devil'

Computer science helps solve a 350-year-old mystery

(Newser) - For 341 years, scholars and occultists have been trying to decipher a letter purported to be from the Prince of Darkness, and this week, with the help of the Dark Web, they finally cracked the code. The story goes that Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione, a nun at the convent... More »

New Zealand Bans 'Lucifer'

...but you can still name your kid Luke

(Newser) - Stumped on what to name your kid? Well, if you live in New Zealand, you have one less choice. The country's Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages has effectively blacklisted the name "Lucifer" after blocking three requests for the name by new parents. Lucifer joins a list of... More »

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