New research method aims to unlock academia's biggest problem
Scientists at Keele University have found a solution to one of life's great mysteries: Why people often fail to see the answer to a problem when the solution is right in front of them. The researchers have created a new method, ...
Satirical US news site The Onion apparently hacked by Syrians
The Twitter feed of satirical US news website The Onion was hacked Monday by a Syrian group aiming to inject its own sardonic spin on the deadly conflict.
Capitvated by hoax, US learns about 'catfishing'
A spectacular hoax involving a popular US sportsman's fake dead girlfriend has put a spotlight on a practice known as "catfishing" and raised fresh concerns about news media fact-checking.
Wikipedia's 'Goan war' unmasked as elaborate hoax
It went undetected for five years on Wikipedia, but now a seemingly meticulous entry about a 17th century conflict between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha empire has been outed as a hoax.
Video of eagle attacking toddler sparks online buzz
A video of a golden eagle swooping down in Montreal and briefly snatching a toddler off the ground sparked online buzz, but turned out on Wednesday to be a hoax that some said harms wildlife.
Google acquisition release was hoax (Update)
A bogus news release prompted several websites to run incorrect articles about Google making a $400 million acquisition of a wireless company on Monday, the target company ICOA said. ...
Australians hit by 'pay up or die' extortion text
Police across Australia warned mobile phone users on Monday to ignore a text message sent to "a large number of people" threatening death if they did not pay Aus$5,000 (US$5,150).
Teenager in British court in anti-terror hotline probe
A 17-year-old boy appeared in court Saturday charged with two offences in a probe into hoax calls made to Britain's anti-terror hotline and the release of recorded conversations between staff.
Hollywood flubs movie system launch, miffs users
(AP) -- Warner Bros. is learning a hard lesson about launching an ill-conceived product in the age of social media.
Study linking browser choice and IQ level a hoax
Belgium UFO that puzzled NASA was polystyrene fake
An unidentified flying object photographed high in the Belgian sky that puzzled even NASA scientists turns out to have been a fake made out of foam, the man behind the hoax said Tuesday.
The great Moon Hoax of 1835
Say the words Moon Hoax these days, and everyone thinks you are talking about the people who dont believe the Apollo astronauts ever went to the Moon. But back in 1835 there was the original ...
What Weathermen Know About Climate Change
Climate change is a topic that impacts the weather not only globally, but also locally. While some people may be concerned about the melting ice sheets at the far corners of the Earth, what most really want ...
Web gets April Fools' makeover of goofy hoaxes
(AP) -- The Internet got an April Fools' Day makeover, as many of the major destinations on the Web continued the annual tradition of lighthearted hoaxes.