Bankers Are More Likely To Cheat -- But Only When At Work

A recent experimental study sought to answer the question as to whether bankers are more likely to cheat than people in other professions. You can probably imagine the results, but you'll be surprised as to the reason why. » 11/20/14 12:20pm 11/20/14 12:20pm

African Bird Steals Food by Stacking Lies Upon Lies

Fork-tailed drongos are among the most clever of liars in the animal kingdom, deceiving other animals in order to steal their food. The avian thieves have discovered a way to keep their targets in the dark. They do it by using lots of different kinds of lies. » 5/02/14 8:30am 5/02/14 8:30am

A lie detecting program that discovers deception better than people can

How good are you at catching a lie? Research suggests that despite the fact many liars expose their own deceit in the way they talk, we humans are terrible at picking up on it. Half the time we're right. Half the time we're wrong. Computers, it turns out, are much better at detecting these clues, and they're getting… » 1/16/13 3:20pm 1/16/13 3:20pm

Science Fiction's predictions for the year 2012

We've all seen the predictions — both fictional and pseudoarcheological — that the world will end in 2012. But while some of science fiction's predictions for the year 2012 are apocalyptic, some are merely disastrous — and a few are downright upbeat. Let's see what triumphs and tribulations science fiction says we can… » 1/07/12 2:00pm 1/07/12 2:00pm