Internet-fueled conspiracy theories have plagued US politics over the last year and made voters on both sides of the aisle appear to be reactionary maniacs. But conspiracy theories can also be fun. And the entirely benign saga of red lights flashing in the windows of the second-floor residence of the White House is…
Suppression by “powerful states and organizations” is, according to Julian Assange in his 2012 book Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet, “one of the hardships WikiLeaks was built to endure.” That claim must reek of false bluster now that his whistleblowing organization has since been compromised by the…
There’s a YouTube mystery around beauty blogger Marina Joyce, and even after the police got involved the conspiracy theories keep coming.
Last week the Department of Justice announced the conviction of Wenxia Man by a federal jury. The crime? Conspiring to export military jet engines and drones to China. Not plans. Not components. Entire jet engines and drones.
Apple violated federal antitrust law in a conspiracy with five book publishers to fix ebook prices, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ended a long-running legal battle with a big blow to Apple, calling its ebooks price-fixing scheme “the supreme evil of antitrust.”
A convict lawyer, sitting in jail, obsessed with a wacky theory that the government tracked him by sending secret rays into his house... ends up discovering a secret government cell phone tracking program. Sounds like bizarre noir, right? But it’s true.
In 2009, a strange Facebook account appeared out of nowhere and friended people en-masse. The name on the account was Junko Junsui, and she had a message for anyone willing to listen.
As is true with almost any spacefaring mission, conspiracy theorists are eager to deconstruct and point out the LIES! our government space agencies are telling us, and of course, the ESA's recently successful Philae mission is no exception. But I've got to say, this conspiracy tale would make a great book.
A conspiracy theory is floating around that someone other than Mother Nature is responsible for Atlanta's latest snowfall, spurred on by clips of people burning snowballs black. This video, using a lighter and some snow, explains why they're wrong — and explores the phenomenon of "snow that doesn't melt."
Caspar Bowden spent nearly a decade working for Microsoft, where he held the position of chief privacy adviser. He says he knew nothing of the PRISM data sharing scheme while there, a fact that’s turned him into a code-examining member of the paranoid elite.
Let me say this for Zer0 H0ur (or, as I will call it from this point on, Zero Hour, lest we all go mad from too many zeroes): It is fast-paced. Things happens quickly — the hour-long pilot zips from 1938 Germany to modern New York to the Arctic but also Bavaria — so viewers barely have a minute to think of how…
The UFO world has been buzzing about this picture, which the photographer says is an image of a UFO that flew close to a flight from England to Cyprus last month. Though the UFO report filed with MUFON promises video, I have yet to see any. We're left wondering what the heck we're seeing here — reflections in the…
Bina's a little girl with a big heart – literally. After a mysterious encounter, Bina's heart has popped out of her chest and transformed into a walking, punching monster. Now Bina and her heart are on the run from government agents.
What the hell? A Royal Australian Air Force man suffered severe burns yesterday after he was caught in a porta-potty explosion. And no one seems to be sure why it happened. I smell a conspiracy.
Did two of the most evil Joes of the 20th century team up to troll America with fake child aliens? According to author Annie Jacobsen's new book Area 51, Stalin and Mengele collaborated on a Cold War of the Worlds.
The philosopher Plato once posed the Allegory of the Cave in his work, The Republic. He thought that, if prisoners spent all of their lives chained in a cave and facing a wall, their only experience would be watching the shadows on that wall. They never understand that there are things beyond that wall. The…
Tablet Magazine recently published a revealing report exposing the "real people" that call into radio shows. According to Tablet, those real people aren't real at all. Instead, they're paid actors. Hired guns. Fake. I knew those amazing stories that spur great conversation and make for awesome programming was too good…
A conspiracy theorist noticed that an image in NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day had noticeable Photoshop brushstrokes in it, when you turned up the contrast. Is there a mysterious object hiding near Saturn's moons?