The Witch Head nebula, a spooky image from NASA. But is it scarier that more than half of adults think about the best way to eat candy corn?
October 31, 2013 Most parents admit they take treats from their kids. That's just one of the stories in our treat bag. Also in there: the weird ways people like to eat candy corn; a beautiful shot from space of a "witch head"; and this year's "au courant costumes."
Howard Chandler Christy's painting Halloween, as reproduced in Scribner's in January 1916.
October 31, 2013 A Halloween apple was once a powerful symbol of fertility and immortality. In Europe and the early years of America, girls used apples and apple peels to divine their romantic destiny.
From NPR Transylvania, Happy Halloween
October 30, 2013 NPR wishes all of our listeners a fang-tastic and safe Halloween this year.
October 28, 2013 Many thought the Halloween maze at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va., was in poor taste because of the region's experience with mine disasters. The park is about 300 miles away from West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine, where an explosion three years ago killed 29 miners.
October 28, 2013 Halloween blurs the boundaries between what is real and what is not. Can children keep things straight? Researcher Tania Lombrozo tells the story of the Candy Witch and explains what it says about how children understand the fantastical beings that populate their lives.
This Halloween season, the three big Monster Cereals will be joined by Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy, which haven't been on the market in decades.
October 20, 2013 Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry first went on sale in the early 1970s, but since 2010, they've only been available during the Halloween season. The scarcity has created a frenzy, with nostalgic parents stocking up on the sweet cereals.
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October 8, 2013 'Mourning Edition,' 'StoryCorpse' and 'Flesh Air.' Yep, Twitter gets batty with #NPRHalloweenNames.
October 31, 2012 Tonight, trick-or-treaters dressed as goblins and fairy princesses might see some of these glowing gourds gracing front porches. With such a cheery message carved into their pumpkins, we are pretty sure these are the kind of houses that give out full-sized candy bars.
Is there an angel or a devil behind the mask? Scientists say it may not matter in terms of anonymous behavior.
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October 31, 2012 Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.
October 19, 2012 It's fall y'all! We put together some fun, NPR-themed stencils to inspire your autumn decor. Print out any of the three designs for pumpkin carving.
Sierra Lewter grabs a coveted candy after trick-or-treating on Halloween.
November 1, 2011 The decibel level in a room filled with children trading candy rivals that of Wall Street. When the trading peaks, cross-room deals have Milk Duds flying overhead while a Jolly Rancher comes the other way.
The mayor's message: Have a safe Halloween, zombies included.
October 31, 2011 Mayor Rahm Emanuel rides with the living dead in a whimsical image his office has posted online.
At Washington University in St. Louis on Sunday, student Andrew Dwoskin was handing out candy to local children during a "Safe Trick-or-Treat" event.
October 31, 2011 What's orange and black and says "knock knock?" On Halloween, children in St. Louis are expected to tell jokes in order to earn their candy.
October 28, 2011 Earlier in October we asked you to submit vintage Halloween photos. Here's what we received.
October 27, 2011 It may come as no surprise that David Lynch took to this collection of anonymous photos.
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