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Fake Michelle Obama Sends Out Mass Scam Email

A crudely written email that claims to come from the American first lady invites recipients to collect their supposed shares from a “scam victims’ compensation fund, ” but only if each one ponies up his email address, phone number and $260. “I am Mrs. Michelle Obama and I am here to inform you that your…

7 Marketing Strategies With a Flair for Politics

Election-Themed Marketing Campaigns 1. Duck 2012 The University of Oregon says its duck mascot is the ideal candidate this fall. The duck’s smooth website features a candidacy announcement embedded from YouTube, as well as a bunch of other links riffing off the premise. 2. A. Zombie for President AMC launched a presidential-themed protest campaign, featuring…

North Korea Says It’s Holding an American Tourist

In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up parliament membership certificate during the Supreme People’s Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea. Image: KRT via AP Video/Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime,…

Astronauts Plant Trees in Russia That Tower Above Politics

Trees line the path of Cosmonaut Grove at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia. Image: Flickr, Eugene Kaspersky In their last days on Earth before launching to the International Space Station, astronauts sees the same thing: two rows of trees that punctuate the otherwise austere landscape outside the space launch facility in Baikonur, Russia. The trees…

NASA Goes Green: Next Spacecraft Will Be Reusable

Since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets to launch its astronauts to space. But the United States plans to have its own homemade spacecraft again soon. Called the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle, the new vehicle will be able to carry astronauts to Earth orbit, to the moon, asteroids and…

Obama Speech Tops Facebook Mentions

President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention late last week not only set a politics record on Twitter, but it also topped the list of most mentioned moments on Facebook during the past two weeks. Mitt Romney’s speech, on the other hand, came in at number 10, while the Republican National Convention as…