On average, people lie several times a day. Some of those lies are big ones but most are lies or deceptions we’ve come to live with if not accept or anticipate. A professor at Longwood University says deception is rampant in our culture and he’s looking for a way to help employers weed out dishonest applicants.
Randy Boyle is an expert on cyber security and deception detection. After 9/11 he got a government grant to help the feds find liars online, and Boyle returned with some tips on how to tell when a person is lying in an e-mail.
A University of Virginia professor has won the Asian equivalent to the Nobel Prize for his research on energy, magnetism and black holes. The news came by e-mail, and John Hawley is still buzzing.
“I grew up in the Gemini and Apollo era, and that was very exciting. I had a cardboard box spaceship like many of my generation, and I was also inspired by reading the science essays that were written by Isaac Asimov," he said.
Stories about political pressure on state universities to hold down tuition and some movement toward offshore wind energy development were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.
VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.
Recently President Barack Obama announced a decade-long, $100-million project to map the human brain.
At Washington & Lee University, Professor Tyler Lorig, chair of the Neuroscience program, offered mixed reactions.
Lorig says while he welcomes the attention to the new announcement—he knows the money won’t go nearly as far as the public might expect. He's also concerned about misconceptions which stem from the language describing the project as “mapping”.