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Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is A Biological Weapon

It hasn’t even been a week since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global emergency, and already the conspiracy theories are piling up. Of course they are. A pandemic that’s sparked an abortion rights dystopia and legit discussion of genetic warfare? The Rockefeller family must be involved.


A Hiker Has Been Found Dead At Russia's Infamous Dyatlov Pass

In 1959 a group of nine hikers were found dead under mysterious circumstances in a remote area of Russia’s Ural Mountains. They were camped on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl on the night they died — a name which translates to “Dead Mountain” in the local Mansi language. Now, almost 60 years later, another hiker has been found dead in the same region, with the weather conditions too poor to allow emergency services to retrieve the body and ascertain exactly what happened.


The US Government Is Being Sued For Losing A Critical JFK Assassination Film

The Zapruder film may be the most famous footage taken of the Kennedy assassination, but it’s not the only one. The “Nix Film” may be lesser known, but it’s no less important. It has been missing for decades, so the granddaughter of the photographer who captured the film is now suing the US government. She wants it returned, or be paid $US10 million.


Researchers Finally Disproved A Conspiracy Theory About This Famous Lee Harvey Oswald Photo

There’s a lot of speculation about who really killed President John F. Kennedy. Was it the Cubans? The mafia? The CIA? Or was it a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald? And if Oswald was just a patsy, as he claimed before he himself was killed, could his most famous image be a fake? Researchers have now shown through 3D modelling that the photo is almost certainly real.



Remember That Time Alex Jones Tried To Start A Y2K Riot?

When it comes to conspiracy theorists, Alex Jones is king. He’s built a multimillion dollar empire proclaiming that, among other things, 9-11 was an inside job and that mass shootings are staged by the government as a pretence to pass stricter gun laws.


These Pluto Truthers Insist NASA Images Are Fake

It wouldn’t be a monumental achievement in human history without some truthers on the internet calling it fake. And NASA’s historic Pluto flyby is no different. The conspiracy theory crowd has descended on the event as their too-good-to-be-true choice this week. Wake up, sheeple! Pluto is just a dog at Disneyland!


Wingdings Predicted 9/11: A Truther's Tale

In 1992, mere days after Windows 3.1 was released, it was revealed that typing the letters NYC in Wingdings — Microsoft’s all-symbols font — produced the following antisemitic and/or Jewish conspiracy-backed text, depending on who you asked:


Can Good Design Make Even Conspiracy Theories Seem Believable?

Grab your tinfoil hats, sheeple. It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and it’s still nearly impossible to discuss the event without some mention of conspiracy, cover-ups, government intrigue, multiple shooters, UFO affiliations and more. Now, the conversation has been given a thoroughly modern twist — as an app, natch.


When Science And Archaeological Conspiracy Theories Collide

There’s no doubt that technology has changed the field of archaeology in profound ways. New tools have taken archaeologists to places they couldn’t go before and opened the door to countless new discoveries. They’ve also shed some light on some of the — err — more creative interpretations of artefacts.


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