This is my favorite new bizarro science scandal on the internet

Last year, a psychology researcher named Stephan Lewandowsky published an article based on an internet survey of climate change deniers. In it, he argued that his evidence strongly suggested that people who don't believe in climate change also believe NASA faked the Moon landing, and that the US government created… » 3/29/13 6:07pm 3/29/13 6:07pm

Did Google Earth capture shots of a clandestine military anti-grav…

Though it would be cool if they were a secret Chinese anti-grav technology, these surreal roadscapes are in fact an image-mapping glitch. Just like those undersea "signs of Atlantis" were, and those ghosts in Google Street View. » 1/10/13 6:11pm 1/10/13 6:11pm

Mix vampires and espionage with tabletop RPG Night's Black Agents

As night falls on Belgrade, you and your team of special agents go on high alert. You've got the gadgetry of Bond and the competence of Bourne, but this is a shadowy international conspiracy you're up against: drug lords, corporate masterminds, bought politicians, crooked Interpol agents, and vampires. The bad kind.… » 1/10/13 9:40am 1/10/13 9:40am

The mysterious Area 51 graveyards where secret military technologies…

What do you do when you want to retire a top secret aircraft that is so cutting edge that civilians keep mistaking it for a UFO? Dismantling it might be a good idea, but it's still possible that somebody could reverse-engineer your ultra-classified work by sifting through garbage dumps. Melt it down? Messy and toxic.… » 1/09/13 3:42pm 1/09/13 3:42pm

It's true — CIA operatives are secretly running your life

Need another reason to feel paranoid? We're here for you. The person who blogs at the CIA website (yes there is apparently such a person) has just culled this tidbit from a 1944 manual called Simple Sabotage Field Manual. In one section we get some helpful tips for people who want to sabotage their evil government but … » 11/09/12 5:12pm 11/09/12 5:12pm

Wikileaks reveals "TrapWire," a government spy network that uses…

It's just like an episode of Person of Interest. According to documents leaked on Wikileaks, a company run by ex-CIA agents has created a piece of technology, called TrapWire, that siphons data from surveillance cameras in stores, casinos, and other businesses around the country. TrapWire then analyzes this data for,… » 8/11/12 5:54pm 8/11/12 5:54pm

Why is this the most popular UFO footage on YouTube?

This mysterious video, called simply "UFO Haiti," has racked up over 19 million views on YouTube. No other footage of a UFO sailing through the sky has been watched by as many people. What makes "UFO Haiti" so popular? Probably the fact that it actually shows the UFOs clearly — no blurry lights here. Is it real? A lot of… » 5/22/12 7:40am 5/22/12 7:40am

Was this Canadian hotel worker visited by the real "Men in Black"?

Conspiracy theorists are buzzing about this video, where a guy describes the weird encounter his colleagues had with two "men in black" who were asking strange questions about him. He even got some footage of them from the hotel's security camera. Apparently these two absolutely identical men, in identical black suits,… » 5/07/12 2:06am 5/07/12 2:06am

The Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Corpse

Abraham Lincoln was one of the most celebrated and mysterious presidents in the in U.S. (maybe this is why he made such an excellent vampire hunter.) His assassination sent a nation into mourning, and was followed by a two week funeral tour by train car. But Lincoln's body did not find rest at the end of this… » 4/05/12 4:55pm 4/05/12 4:55pm

An Egyptian reptile alien lives on the back of Barack Obama's skull

Did you know that some genus of extraterrestrial reptilian lives on the back of the POTUS' skull. It's true! Like the spawn of some fantastical Stargate/Harry Potter/Super Mario Brothers: The Movie slash fiction, Barack Obama's cranium has become the host to a reptile invader from Dimension Haircut. We wouldn't have… » 2/20/12 10:25am 2/20/12 10:25am