Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga is an amazing sci-fi epic. But lets be honest—its real star is Lying Cat, a Cat that can detect when people aren’t telling the truth and promptly calls them out for it. Now, she’s getting a talking plush, and it’s pretty damn perfect.
At some point in your life, you'll want to shirk any sense of obligation and propriety you might have and bury yourself in a deep, dark hole of self-loathing and Netflix. It's OK—it happens. And your gadgets are here to help.
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.
So you've watched every single episode of Lie to Me and read every article from here to Mars on how to spot a fake smile and gotten pretty damn fantastic at spotting these fleeting, involuntary facial movements called microexpressions. You're pretty much ready to bet the farm that you could spot a liar just by reading…
Most people lie. Whether it's once and a while or daily, everyone has to do their thing and sometimes lying seems like the best way to make it all work. But liars have tells, which can be just as important in life as in poker. And a new study suggests that people take longer to respond to texts when they're cooking up…
You're surrounded by lies, but most of what you think you know about them is probably — you guessed it — a lie.
Technically, Thursday was the last day to pick up a Windows 8 upgrade for $40 before it jumped up to $200, but that's not exactly the case if you know what you're doing. There's a loophole that will let you get that upgrade for a scant $15, and all you have to do is lie to Microsoft; they're not even checking.
Many of us like to think that we're honest, upstanding individuals and that it's a minority of society that actually lowers itself to lying and cheating. But researchers are finding that, actually, we're not as virtuous as we think—and we all lie a little to make things swing in our favor.
Next time your date cancels by SMS, be suspicious. Because a new study suggests that people lie more often when they communicate by text compared to face-to-face conversations or speaking on the phone.
There was a delightful story floating around this week about a humongous poop tattoo rendered on some drunken cheating girlfriend's back. It's fake, of course. It's always fake. The internet is Lucy holding a football, and even in the weird online world of immediate and crippling skepticism, we're always sure that…
Truth serums are something of a staple in scifi and fantasy. They even exist in real life. But now, scientists have found a new way to induce spontaneous truth telling: magnetic fields. What's more, these fields can not only increase your propensity to tell the truth — they can also turn you into a liar.
According to research undertaken on the deceit of lying, we fib more over the phone than by email—perhaps because it can't easily come back to bite us, or maybe because of deeper psychological reasons?
If there's anything I've found to be painfully clear about social media, it's that having friends is exhausting. Privately, I don't care if it's your birthday. I secretly hate you. But society now forces me to acknowledge your virtual existence.
If The Invention of Lying had taken place on the internet, it would've looked a little something like this. Seriously, commenters. When are you finally going to tell us how you really feel?
Although every lie detector ever built has proved unreliable, scientists continue to search for that magic machine that will reveal dishonesty. Now two Harvard neuroscientists have hit on a "pre-crime" technique that reveals intent to lie before it happens.