This Washed-Up Sea Creature Was the Work of Viral Hoaxer Zardulu

And you can see it at the mysterious artist's upcoming New York exhibition, 'Triconis Aeternis: Rites and Mysteries.'
Lauren Messman

Southeast Asia's Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit Is a Feminist Icon

The pontianak is a ghost that avenges women who die in childbirth. Her fearsomeness is linked to her femininity, and she'll rip your eyes out if you look at her the wrong way.
Nisa Kreems
inner peace

We Talked to the Hermits of Indonesia's Haunted Forest

According to locals, the forests of Alas Purwo are visited by the spirits of Indonesia's founding fathers.
Shinta Maharani

Why 'Myth: The Fallen Lords' Had the Most Legendary Last-Stand Missions

Bungie's cult-masterpiece knew that dark fantasy heroics are nothing without a sense of dread.
Rob Zacny

Stop Eroticizing School Girls, You Creeps

We asked researchers and students about the pop culture stereotype of all-girls schools being hotbeds for lesbian sex.
Ludmila Leiva

Fake News About a Secret Nazi UFO Base In Antarctica Refuses to Die

This researcher at Cambridge has a PhD and still had to take time to prove why the Nazi Antarctic UFO base is a hoax.
Daniel Oberhaus

Psychologists Have Discovered a Way to 'Inoculate' People Against Fake News

Researchers found that people are generally better at recognizing fake news once they understand how it's generated and used to manipulate people.
Brian Moylan
Sobriety Check

Why the Codependency Myth of Drug Addiction Needs to Die

The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.
Maia Szalavitz

Investigating the Middle School Rumor that Mountain Dew Lowers Your Sperm Count

One of the greatest rumors in middle school was that the yellow dye in Mountain Dew killed off your sperm. Naturally, it became a much beloved contraceptive choice for countless teens. Was there any truth to the rumor?
Marla Bahloul

No, Prince Didn't Invent Air Jordans, and Other Myths Debunked

Prince was so influential and prolific and astounding that nearly every story about him is somewhat believable, but there's a lot of fiction mixed in with the truth.
J. W. McCormack
vice shorts

All Your Terrifying Christmas Nightmares Come to Life in This Short Film

Dan Sully's "Senka" is an ominous twist on the traditional holiday narrative, following a young boy who is terrorized by a mythical Christmas beast.
Jeffrey Bowers
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Sorry, We Probably Haven't Found Megastructures Made By Aliens

Scientists thought a "swarm of megastructures" in the cosmos may have been created by aliens, but a new paper debunks that theory.
Michael Cuby