How Easy Is It To Spot A Lie?

By Newsroom America Staff at 26 Aug 17:18

"Who broke Grandma's favorite vase?" As you listen to a chorus of "I don't know" and "Not me," how will you determine the culprit? Conventional wisdom says, divide and conquer, but what does scientific research show us about questioning a group of people at one time? Unfortunately, very little.

Digital Forms Of Dating Violence Are On The Rise

26 Aug 15:13 | SciTech

Many teens experience physical or sexual abuse within their romantic relationships and now dating violence can also be perpetrated digitally by harassing, stalking or controlling a romantic partner via technology and social media. read more »

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Exposure To Chemicals Released During Fracking May Harm Fertility

26 Aug 14:09 | SciTech

Researchers at the University of Missouri have released a study that is the first of its kind to link exposure to chemicals released during hydraulic fracturing to adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes in mice.read more »

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Commodities Trader Admits Investment Scam Caused a Loss To Clients Of More Than $3 Million

26 Aug 12:20 | U.S. News

A southern California commodities trader has pleaded guilty in federal court in Chicago to pocketing a portion of his clients’ money after falsely promising a 200% return on investment. read more »

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Planet Found In Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star

26 Aug 10:27 | World

Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.read more »

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Mortgage Rates Show Little Movement

26 Aug 09:08 | Business

Mortgage rates posted only slight changes this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching to 3.57 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Situation In Kosovo More Stable, But Underlying Tensions Remain

26 Aug 08:09 | World

The UN Special Representative in Kosovo says opposition parties in Kosovo continue to try to generate, exploit and, if possible, prolong moments of ‘crisis,’ but they appear to have become aware that the use of violence is counterproductive to their objective of gaining more political influence.read more »

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Psychosis Associated With Low Levels Of Physical Activity

25 Aug 17:22 | SciTech

A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity.read more »

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PRB Projects World Population Rising 33 Percent By 2050 To Nearly 10 Billion

25 Aug 15:17 | SciTech

The world population will reach 9.9 billion in 2050, up 33 percent from an estimated 7.4 billion now, according to projections included in the latest World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).read more »

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Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam in July

25 Aug 14:13 | Business

Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »

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Youth Unemployment Set To Rise For First Time In Three Years

25 Aug 12:10 | World

With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called for greater efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth and decent work.read more »

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Cannon Design To Pay $12 million As Part Of Criminal Enforcement Agreement

25 Aug 10:06 | U.S. News

Cannon Design will pay a $12 million penalty, implement a series of corporate reforms and divest itself from a large project in California to resolve the company’s criminal liability for the conduct of more than a dozen employees, including paying bribes and kickbacks to obtain confidential information related to Veterans Affairs construction projects.read more »

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Increasingly Complex Armed Conflicts Have Dire Impact On Children

25 Aug 08:02 | World

The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, a senior envoy on the subject said.read more »

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Why Are We Now? Researchers Suggest Life On Earth May Be Early In Cosmic Terms

24 Aug 15:35 | SciTech

Why are we now? We know that the universe is roughly 14 billion years old but why does life on Earth exist now, rather than at some point in the distant past or future?read more »

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Fossilized Rivers Suggest Warm, Wet Ancient Mars

24 Aug 14:04 | SciTech

Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about 4 billion years ago, according to UCL-led research.read more »

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Controller Embezzled Money At Direction Of Person He Met Through Online Dating Site

24 Aug 12:06 | U.S. News

A former Pennsylvania resident who now lives in Mississippi pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of wire fraud for stealing money at the direction of a person he met through an online dating website.read more »

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Deep Dismay At Execution Of 36 People In Iraq

24 Aug 10:28 | World

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has expressed deep dismay at the execution of 36 people in Iraq in relation to a 2014 massacre during which hundreds of military cadets were killed.read more »

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Stress In The Workplace Is Relative, Suggests Deloitte Study

24 Aug 09:07 | Business

The Deloitte Greenhouse Experience team recently completed a survey asking more than 23,000 professionals about their stress levels at work and found statistically significant variation in how respondents react to workplace stressors.read more »

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4.5 Million People Need Food Aid In Boko Haram-Hit North-East Nigeria

24 Aug 08:12 | World

The number of people in need of food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has nearly doubled to 4.5 million from March, according to a mid-August analysis by various agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).read more »

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Survey Finds Vast Majority Of Americans Think US Is Divided Over Values And Politics

23 Aug 17:24 | US Politics and Govt

Americans see their country as deeply divided over values and politics -- a gap they do not expect to diminish any time soon, according to a new survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. read more »

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Strong External Governance Makes Top Managers More Prone To Cheat

23 Aug 15:21 | Business

When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they're more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management experts.read more »

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Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Linked To Increased Autism Risk Today

23 Aug 14:08 | SciTech

Chemicals used in certain pesticides and as insulating material banned in the 1970s may still be haunting us, according to new research that suggests links between higher levels of exposure during pregnancy and significantly increased odds of autism spectrum disorder in children.read more »

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U.S. Servicemember Who Took Illegal Photos Inside Nuclear Sub Sentenced to Prison

23 Aug 12:15 | U.S. News

Kristian Saucier, 29, of Arlington, Vt., has been sentenced to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally retaining photos taken inside a nuclear submarine and impeding the investigation of the matter. read more »

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Malian Extremist Admits Guilt To Destroying Historic Sites In Timbuktu

23 Aug 10:09 | World

An alleged Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu has pleaded guilty in the first-ever international war crimes trial focusing on destruction of cultural heritage.read more »

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Journalists View Social Media As Extremely Important

23 Aug 09:04 | U.S. News

Cision's 2016 Social Journalism Study shows journalists viewed social media as extremely important – 78% of respondents felt that they are more engaged with their audience because of social media, and nearly half went as far as to say they could not work without it. read more »

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More Than Three Million Displaced In Yemen

23 Aug 08:08 | World

A joint report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found that the conflict in Yemen has resulted in the displacement of some 3 million people.read more »

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Do Pokémon Go And Augmented Reality Games Offer Real Health Benefits?

22 Aug 17:21 | Entertainment

he combination of augmented reality technology, geocaching, and other novel techniques to create innovative active video games (AVGs) has potential personal and public health implications, according to a new study.read more »

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Lousy Jobs Hurt Your Health By The Time You're In Your 40s

22 Aug 15:27 | SciTech

Job satisfaction in your late 20s and 30s has a link to overall health in your early 40s, according to a new nationwide study. read more »

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Bee Gee's Barry Gibb To Release Solo Album

22 Aug 14:24 | Entertainment

Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Barry Gibb will release his first solo album involving new material, In The Now, on October 7. read more »

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Why Prisons Continue To Grow, Even When Crime Declines

22 Aug 12:20 | U.S. News

The U.S. prison population continued to rise even after the crime rate began declining in the mid-1990s because judges were faced with more repeat offenders, a new study suggests. read more »

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Hundreds Of Children Recruited Into Armed Groups In South Sudan

22 Aug 10:09 | World

Reporting that 650 children have been recruited into armed groups in South Sudan since January, UNCEF called for an immediate end to recruitment and an unconditional release of all children by armed actors.read more »

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Bay Area Woman Arrested On Federal Stalking and Hacking Charges Related To Kris Jenner

22 Aug 09:04 | U.S. News

California nurse’s assistant has been arrested on federal cyberstalking and hacking charges related to harassment and threats targeting television personality Kristen Jenner, members of her family and two assistants.read more »

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Nigeria's Military Gains Against Boko Haram Uncover Vast Humanitarian Needs

22 Aug 08:09 | World

The United Nations refugee agency said it is increasingly alarmed at the unfolding situation in north-east Nigeria where the advancing military campaign against Boko Haram has exposed “catastrophic” levels of suffering among a population outside humanitarian reach over months or years.read more »

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Mortgage Rates In Holding Pattern

19 Aug 15:26 | Business

Mortgage rates posted only subtle movements this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate holding at 3.56 percent for a third consecutive week, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

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Being The Primary Breadwinner Is Bad For Men's Psychological Well-Being

19 Aug 16:31 | SciTech

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists.read more »

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Report Lays Bare Widespread ISIL 'Atrocities' Committed Against Yazidis In Iraq

19 Aug 12:07 | World

A new report lays bare the widespread and systematic manner in which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, Da’esh) has committed “terrible atrocities” against the Yezidi and other ethnic and religious communities, the UN envoy for Iraq said, calling for the perpetrators to be fully and properly held to account.read more »

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More Than One-Third Of Employees Are Always Searching For Their Next Job Opportunity

19 Aug 08:02 | Business

Known as "Continuous Candidates," more than one-third (37%) of employees across the globe are always looking for their next job opportunity, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions. read more »

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People Ignore Software Security Warnings Up To 90 Percent Of The Time

18 Aug 17:08 | SciTech

Software developers listen up: if you want people to pay attention to your security warnings on their computers or mobile devices, you need to make them pop up at better times.read more »

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Study Finds Bias, Disgust Toward Mixed-Race Couples

18 Aug 15:25 | SciTech

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most Americans are accepting of mixed-race relationships, but new research suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings of discomfort.read more »

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