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Fakes, Hoaxes, and Impostors

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  • Man charged in Boston Marathon bomb hoax held for mental evaluation

    Man charged in Boston Marathon bomb hoax held for mental evaluation
    A 25-year-old man who describes himself as a performance artist was ordered held for evaluation in a psychiatric facility Wednesday after he was charged with carrying a hoax explosive device near the finish line of the Boston Marathon hours after a ceremony commemorating last year’s deadly bombing.
  • A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

    A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says
    Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible. And scientists need your help to test it out.  A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a...

    April Fools' in the book world

    April Fools' in the book world
    April Fools' Day is always busy on the Internet. And for some reason, it’s a day that seems especially fertile for the British comic sensibility. Amazon, the massive online retailer, is opening its first brick-and-mortar bookstore. Only it won&...

    'The Simpsons': A lesson in art forgery, with Max von Sydow

    'The Simpsons': A lesson in art forgery, with Max von Sydow
    "The Simpsons" on Fox took a trip into the art market on Sunday's new episode titled "The War of Art," which included a lesson in forgery delivered by actor Max von Sydow. Sunday's episode echoed a number of real-life art stories, including the case...

    Newman lives! 'Seinfeld' actor Wayne Knight tweets on death hoax

    Newman lives! 'Seinfeld' actor Wayne Knight tweets on death hoax
    After a hoax report that Wayne Knight had died in a traffic accident near the New York–Pennsylvania border, the actor who played Newman on "Seinfeld" and a treacherous techie in "Jurassic Park" took humorously to his Twitter account to dispel the...