New evidence shows that insects were using camouflage to hide from their predators as many as 100 million years ago—and wow did these ancient bugs ever employ some strange forms of deception.
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.
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.
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…
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…
My friends and I gave Cornell's fake-review-tracking algorithm a spin, and I have to say, we absolutely loved it! Fake and inflated reviews can be such a pain, so it's really great that an awesome university like Cornell is figuring them out!
Yes! Summer! Pool time! Aqua fun! Time to splish and splash! Get yer bathing suit! Round up your pals! Hop in the Banzai Whale Pool with three amigos! Wait, what's that? It's tiny and the box is deceptively photoshopped? Oh.
Do you ever fake cellphone calls? I sure do! And apparently so do the people at Samsung. Their product manual explains how to conjure up a fake call "when you want to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations."
It seems that The Eagles were on to something when they sang that "there ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes," because researchers are working on eye-tracking technology which will detect dishonesty better than a traditional polygraph test.
A Consumerist reader looking to hook up basic service to a cable-ready TV was told by Cablevision that a converter box would be needed "no matter what." He was also accused of being "disrespectful."
We all know that Best Buy isn't above deceiving their customers into purchasing their pricey HDTV calibration service, but it looks like they have changed tactics by using different cables on side-by-side displays.
Yeah, Best Buy is known for using less-than-kosher tactics to pull in extra loot, but this is pretty despicable, even for them, since it manipulates the fact that most people have heard you need to a calibrate an HDTV for the best picture. At a demo for their $300 Geek Squad calibration service in an NC store, they…