The latest academic stunt to receive widespread coverage raises interesting points about vanity journals and peer review, but we must also question the motives of the authors.
New research finds a combination of two factors make people more vulnerable to accepting such beliefs.
Perpetrators tell of wanting money, wanting to get lost, and wanting to be found.
A person named "John Titor" started posting on the Internet one day, claiming to be from the future and predicting the end of the world. Then he suddenly disappeared, never to be heard from again.