What a 30,000-Year-Old Giant Zombie Virus Means For the Future

A monster virus comes back from ancient times to wreak havoc on mankind. That may sound like a blurb from a science fiction novel, but as scientists have known for some time, it's not at all impossible. And thanks to the recent revival of a 30,000-year-old giant virus in Siberia, there's increasing concern that it… » 3/04/14 2:00pm 3/04/14 2:00pm

Inside the Fakes Factory: My Chat With a Viral Image Creator

It's an astounding sight: Buddha carved into a tall rock formation at the Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery in China. People talked breathlessly about how they visited the place, saw it with their own eyes. Except that they didn't. Because it's a fake. And this is the guy who faked it. » 2/04/14 1:19pm 2/04/14 1:19pm

Here Are the Best Viral Videos of 2012

If you want to get a quick handle on what videos went viral this year, Videogum has put together their 5th annual montage of the best viral videos of the year. There are over 80 videos spliced together, from Ashton Kutcher's dumb dating commercial to Zooey Deschanel's silly (but so adorbz!, ha) iPhone commercial to » 12/20/12 9:00pm 12/20/12 9:00pm

The Story Behind the Internet's Most Popular Photo

This photo, along with the simple caption "Four more years" became the most tweeted and most liked on Facebook photograph ever, and it did so with incredible speed. We thought you'd like to hear the story behind it. It's probably not what you imagined. » 11/08/12 8:46pm 11/08/12 8:46pm

The Times Square Screen Hijacking Clip Was Just the Product of a New…

Remember that video from earlier this week showing the guy hijacking Times Square screens with a homemade "video repeater?" Or that one from a little earlier in which a guy got his dome shaved clean by an automated shaving helmet? They're both fake. No surprise there. But what is surprising is that they're both » 3/17/11 10:40am 3/17/11 10:40am