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Science Sunday: Fools for Science

Some of the best April Fool's Day pranks and hoaxes have been based in science and math. Discover magazine fooled numerous readers with its April 1999 article by Tim Folger about the recently discovered bigon particle, which appears and disappears within millionths of a second—and is the size of a …

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Pop Quiz: Fake Lesbians

Last week it came out that the author of the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, Amina Arraf, is actually a heterosexual American man living in Scotland, Tom MacMaster. A few days later it came out that the editor of Lez Get Real, a lesbian news site that allegedly helped …