Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you'll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic "forward" or a pitiless "delete." » 1/23/15 4:04pm 1/23/15 4:04pm

An 86-year-old woman has been living on cruise ships for a decade

Meet Mama Lee. Mama Lee is 86-years-old, enjoys ballroom dancing, and has been a full-time resident of a cruise ship for the past ten years. It costs her about $164,000 a year, but it really sounds like she's loving her permanent vacation. » 1/21/15 2:55pm 1/21/15 2:55pm

A cargo of birds weighs nothing when they take flight, and then double

If you're driving a truck full of birds, can you bang the truck and lighten your load as the birds launch into the air? Mythbusters concluded "no" when they tackled this question several years ago—but that's because they didn't have equipment as high-tech as these Stanford engineers'. The real answer, it appears, is a… » 1/16/15 9:40am 1/16/15 9:40am

Brother of Homeless Man in $130,000 Viral Video: "It's All a Scam"

Earlier this week, Vocativ interviewed an eyewitness who said a viral video that has raised over $130,000 in questionably held donations was staged. Now a man who claims he's related to the video's homeless star has come forward, saying "it's all a scam" and his seemingly penniless brother is actually due to inherit… » 1/14/15 12:28pm 1/14/15 12:28pm

New Horizons is carrying the ashes of Pluto's discoverer to Pluto 

Later this week, NASA's New Horizons probe will finally be close enough to Pluto to begin observing the dwarf planet and its moons. Along with a bevy of scientific instrument, the probe has also been carrying a sentimental payload: a tiny tin of the ashes belonging to Clyde Tombaugh, also known as the man who… » 1/13/15 3:27pm 1/13/15 3:27pm

Don't Spread Those Bullshit Facebook Copyright Takedown Posts 

This week, you may have noticed a surge in Facebook friends posting an alarmist message on their walls insisting that they won't give Facebook permission to use and distribute the content they post. The message is either the same or very similar to another viral copy-and-paste that has circulated on the social network… » 1/05/15 3:54pm 1/05/15 3:54pm