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Why Do We Blush?

When politicians pass off a whopper, we say they’ve been caught in a red-faced lie. The expression comes from “blushing,” an involuntary reaction that causes your face to turn bright red, and often accompanies an excruciatingly embarrassing moment. asapSCIENCE explores the physiology behind blushing — a phenomenon observed exclusively in humans.

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