Fish placed in a specially designed vehicle were able to navigate through various rooms to find food.
Turns out, rats will do just about anything for Fruit Loops. We have the video proof.
Two-thirds of the 25 vaccinated workers at the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Polar Station in Antarctica tested positive on December 14,2021.
The lice were said to contain more human DNA than a human tooth — and held secrets about the 2,000-year-old South American remains.
In a Dec. 8 town hall meeting, Sen. Ron Johnson may have left a misleading impression in saying “standard gargle, mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus.” In the laboratory, some mouthwashes have been shown to block infectivity or s
Does drinking out of a water bottle that's been left in a hot car give people breast cancer due to dioxin exposure? No, that's not true: Dioxins can give people cancer, but dioxin is not found in the plastics used to bottle water, be they
REVIEW An article published by The Conservative Treehouse claimed that a “California study finds that vaccinated individuals are more susceptible to COVID variant infections than unvaccinated”. This claim was based on a preprint (a study not yet
And it has an ecological purpose that could fight global warming.
The Allen Coral Atlas will act as a reference for reef conservation, marine planning and coral science as researchers try to save these fragile ecosystems that are being lost to climate change.
A strange but fascinating feature of this plant is that it's made up of one giant cell.
https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/09/facebook-klobuchar-warner-letter-nyu-ad-observatory/ Facebook’s dec
The MHRA followed a rigorous review of the vaccine's safety and effectiveness in children aged 12 to 15 before approving the vaccine.
A New York Times column on Facebook’s actions against the data analysis tool CrowdTangle prompted concern from both independent researchers and at least one group collaborating with the platform. According to Kevin Roose, a tech columnist for the
Foreign agents — particularly those working from or on behalf of Russia — were active on Donald Trump-themed forums in the weeks and months leading up to the January 6 2021 coup attempt at the United States Capitol, a new report says. Accor
A colony of monkeys has lived for about 70 years in urban South Florida, near jets taking off from a nearby airport and fuel storage tanks.
An Instagram post says: “6,000% Increase in Reported Vaccine Deaths 1st Quarter 2021 Compared to 1st Quarter 2020.” An article from a media outlet called The Daily Expose carried the headline: “Number of women to lose their unborn
On March 25 2021 a Rumble.com post went viral, titled “ABSURD: Researchers Design New Mask to Wear While EATING.” What followed was not a news item, nor a video. After a lengthy advertisement played, the “content” of the post wa
REVIEW An article published by Natural News on 2 March 2021 claimed that COVID-19 RNA vaccines will cause cancer, as mRNA “can instruct human cells ultimately in the same way as cancer drivers”. The article cited a study published by researchers
Researchers want Facebook’s Oversight Board to evaluate the platform’s exemption of politicians from fact-checking after new research from Brazillian fact-checking organization Agência Lupa pointed to 29 examples of President Jair Bolsonaro spread
The first ever IFCN Talks panel looked at the recent spate of social media deplatformings, with researchers Lucas Graves, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Francisco “Chico” Brito Cruz, director of Brazil’s Internet Lab, both a
Researchers have warned that a certain form of COVID-19 vaccine could potentially increase the risk of HIV acquisition in some vulnerable populations.
Disinformation researchers are arguing that Facebook should do more than just indefinitely block President Donald Trump. They argue the company should go further by doing away with its exemption of politicians from its Third-Party Fact-Checking program
Lee en español University of Sheffield researchers Yida Mu and Dr. Nikos Aletra report they’ve developed an artificial intelligence system to help identify Twitter users who are more likely to share unreliable news sources. In their study published
The paper suggesting that the virus originated in India is yet to be peer-reviewed. Broad scientific consensus is that the virus originated in China.
Deepfakes are here to stay. Managing disinformation and protecting the public will be more challenging than ever as artificial intelligence gets more powerful.
The International Fact-Checking Network Wednesday added a team of top researchers to the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance. After collecting more than 7,600 fact-checks about COVID-19 in the first 5 months of its collaboration, the alliance will now turn its f
On day 3 of Global Fact 7, fact checkers explored some of the thorniest issues faced in battling misinformation in Asia and the Balkans. Then nearly two-dozen academics and researchers shared their latest findings on topics ranging from trust in the me
SUMMARY This article, published in late May 2020, received more than 280,000 views on Facebook and more than 24,000 interactions on social media. The article makes numerous claims about Bill Gates and the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine being developed by Oxford
As the COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus disease) continued to spread in March 2020, social media users flashed back to a “pandemic” that unfolded nearly 20 years earlier — but this one took place entirely in the virtual world. According to
A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents have successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment.
Did researchers confirm that babysitting your grandchildren can make you live longer? Yes, that's true: Researchers in Germany and Australia conducted research that suggests a link between providing care for grandchildren and a longer life exp
A Chinese scientist who set off an ethical debate with claims that he had made the world's first genetically edited babies was sentenced to three years in prison because of his research.
Did researchers reveal that people who are messy are actually productive geniuses? No, that's not true: An article making the claim cites no such research that concludes messiness is a sign of genius or productivity. This is a click-bait claim
A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway.
Capnocytophaga is commonly found in the saliva of cats and dogs and almost never leads to people getting sick, unless the person has a compromised immune system.
Did researchers find a rock with a carving of a mastodon at the underwater Stonehenge of Lake Michigan? No, that is not true: A rock that had a possibly human-carved etching resembling a mastodon was discovered in 2007, but it was not confirme
Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.
Some headline writers latched onto the highest possible estimate from a 2016 study about the lifespan of Greenland sharks.
News reports in the U.S. featured headlines that sensationalized and misled readers about a single diagnosis of a very rare disease on a different continent.