Top 10 masters of deception in the natural world

We humans know how to tell a white lie or two. But what about the rest of the natural world? Here we take a look at ten of the most intriguingly deceptive creatures on the planet.

Butterflies: nature’s smartest deceivers

Now that the Natural History Museum’s ‘Sensational Butterfly’ exhibition is open, we take a closer look at the butterfly’s deceptive tactics and probe into the world of camouflage.

The Placebo Effect: The mind’s ultimate deception

What is the placebo effect and could it resolve the antibiotic crisis? We explore the famed phenomenon that has mystified scientists since its discovery over 200 years ago.

The Lyrebird

Deep in the rainforests, there is a bird call which mimics a chainsaw… or is there? James Doyle investigates the truth about the legendary Lyrebird.