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The Gov. is Trying to Read Your Mind

US military researchers are trying to figure out how to read your mind. Will this some day replace water boarding as an interrogation technique? Researchers have a $4 million grant which they will use to try to learn how to read brain signals, through electrodes placed on the scalp. They may even reach the point where a computer could "speak"...

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No Fail Lie Detector

Politicians lie all the time. We know our stomachs cannot tell a lie. Some people are natural born liars. New studies have shown that we cannot rely on polygraphs to weed out the liars among us, which is why they are not accepted as evidence in trials. Instead, we need to rely on the new technology of PET scans, which can catch liars 90% of the...

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Iraqi Prisoners Beat Lie Detectors

Rowan Scarborough writes in The Washington Times that captured Saddam Hussein loyalists in Iraq are able to beat lie-detector tests. This is frustrating our attempts to find hidden weapons and to learn what happened to Navy Capt. Michael Speicher, who has been missing since the Gulf War.

How do they do it? U.S. officials think that...

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How to Tell if Someone's Lying

People are bad at spotting liars because they look for the wrong signals. "People are really dreadful at detecting when someone is lying," says Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. "They think that liars avoid eye contact and fidget a lot. In fact, liars maintain more eye contact and they don't fidget.

"What...

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