articles tagged: conspiracy
world of weird things podcast: big bad pharma
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world of weird things podcast: big bad pharma

Big Pharma may not do much to endear itself to patients and the general public, but the last thing it wants to do is sit on cures for serious diseases. Here's why.

rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity
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rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity

Having apparently ran out of enemies for a night, Fox News decided to battle a new foe during its primetime lineup: the tyranny of the ubiquitous metric system.

world of weird things podcast: down the conspiracy rabbit hole with travis view
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world of weird things podcast: down the conspiracy rabbit hole with travis view

What happens when conspiracy theories take over your life? We dive into the dark underbelly of QAnon to learn just how far the conspiracy rabbit hole can really go.

breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy
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breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy

According to an empirical study of the subject, if you're trying to avoid the mind control rays of sinister government agencies, a tinfoil hat is the worst choice you could make.

world of weird things podcast: the sinister conspiracy to make the world healthier
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world of weird things podcast: the sinister conspiracy to make the world healthier

You might think that a cleaner world with renewable energy and smart urban planning would make our lives better. But that’s exactly what those evil Illuminati want you to think...

why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords
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why tech companies aren’t building our new machine overlords

Pundits are charging that not only are tech billionaires taking advantage of their employees and automating them out of a job, they’re actually on a mission to make humans obsolete.

why a conspiracy theorist and his money are soon parted
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why a conspiracy theorist and his money are soon parted

Thanks to modern technology and streaming platforms, conspiracy theories are big business, meaning that you’re quite literally paying to have people mess with your mind.

world of weird things podcast: the recipe for conspiracy theories
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world of weird things podcast: the recipe for conspiracy theories

Nearly 6 in 10 otherwise perfectly normal Americans believe in some sort of conspiracy theory. We look at both current events and science to figure out why.

the flat earth conspiracy is a rebellion against reality itself
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the flat earth conspiracy is a rebellion against reality itself

Flat earthers don't just reject the idea that our world is round, they reject virtually all modern science, technology, and ideas.

great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate
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great battles of crank magnetism: flat earth vs. pizzagate

Pizzagaters and Flat Earthers were bound to share adherents by the rules of crank magnetism. That doesn't mean they're happy about it.

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