A new study found new genes that are associated with humans’ intelligence. With these new findings, a total of 1,016 genes were now identified as responsible for people’s brilliance and stable minds.
Neuroscience June 26, 2018
Researchers observed a reversal of the Flynn effect as IQ test scores drop by an average of seven points per generation. What factors could have influenced the declining intelligence scores?
Neuroscience June 14, 2018
A genetic study found a link between poor eyesight and better cognitive function. An older study also found an association between nearsightedness and tendency to attain a higher level of education.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018
It turns out that many animals are smart because they have high functioning brains and they display a wide range of emotions. Here are the smartest animals in the world.
Animals April 19, 2018
Scientists have discovered 40 new genes linked to intelligence. However, intelligence proves time and again that it's a complex affair, raising the question: is intelligence hereditary?
Neuroscience May 23, 2017
A new study debunks the idea that breastfeeding babies would make them smarter. Despite this, there are a number of reasons why mothers are still urged to consider giving breast milk to their kids.
Public Health March 28, 2017
New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017
Children who were born first are generally smarter than their younger siblings, but not because of genetics, a new study suggests. Researchers said it's all because of the advantages first-borns receive from parents.
Neuroscience February 12, 2017
Six-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe their gender is poised for brilliance, and they instead tend to veer away from activities that require those smarts. These are some findings of a new study that probes how far back those gender perceptions set in.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017
A new research that involved 29 mammals suggests a link between yawning and brain size. Animals with bigger brain were found to yawn longer.
Animals October 6, 2016
Being surrounded by relatives and workmates who are smarter than you can help boost your IQ, a renowned psychologist has revealed. His research contrasts the notion that intelligence is static.
Neuroscience May 30, 2016
A new study found that ravens and crows are as clever as chimps despite their smaller brain size. Animal intelligence, therefore, may be attributed to other factors such as brain cell density and structure, and not just to brain size alone.
Animals April 27, 2016
A new study revealed that people with high IQ tended to spend less time with close friends and had difficulties in engaging in social interaction. Evolutionary psychologists link it to our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
Society March 22, 2016
A new study has found that the brain has a personality that influences intelligence. By studying different brain regions, researchers were able to contribute to the study of human cognition.
Life February 28, 2016
Dodo birds have become the symbol for stupidity in pop culture because of their supposed lack of survival instincts. But new research suggests that dodo birds might actually have been intelligent, at least as smart as pigeons.
Animals February 24, 2016
Researchers found that animals with large brains relative to their body size are more successful in finishing problem-solving tasks. The findings support the theory that species with relatively larger brains are more intelligent.
Animals January 29, 2016
A new study shows that intelligent people are less likely to suffer from diseases. People who are gifted with intelligent brains are less likely to become sick.
Life January 28, 2016
Experts believed that smoking pot can cause reduced intelligence in teenagers. However, a new study revealed that this notion may not be as definite as we think we know.
Life January 19, 2016
Researchers discovered a network of genes that may be responsible for a person's level of intelligence. Understanding the said gene clusters deeper may help improve mental ability and enhance the quality of life of patients with cognitive difficulties.
Life December 23, 2015
A government spokesperson confirmed the contents of a new U.S. intelligence report warning that ISIS can create fake Syrian passports. The report focused on the potential threat of militants using fake documents to enter the United States.
Society December 12, 2015
Examine the following statement carefully: “Choice is the growth of nature, and of us.” At first glance, it may seem profound, but experts in Canada revealed that such statements are actually just pseudo-profound baloney.
Life December 9, 2015
The chimpanzee brain is strongly controlled by genes but the human brain is largely influenced by external factors such as environment and experience. This increased neural plasticity could partly explain the superiority of human intelligence.
Animals November 17, 2015
New research says 'probably.' Scientists were able to accurately predict how well a subject did on tests, based on their brain scan.
October 12, 2015
Experts found that those who are born to parents whose genetic compositions are widely varied are more likely to grow taller and smarter than other kids. The researchers said their study findings highlights Darwin's theory that genetic diversity is beneficial.
Life July 2, 2015
Crows were able to tell whether groups contain the same number of objects. Analysis of the birds’ brain activity shows that they process information about numbers in a manner similar to primates.
June 10, 2015
What to men look for in long-term partners? Intelligence, according to an evolutionary biologist. Breasts and legs are still nice but not so highly preferred unless they appear symmetrical.
May 26, 2015
Most Internet users think that they are really smart, but a new study by Yale University suggests that this perception is wrong and that we only feel smarter because of all the information available online.
Internet Culture April 6, 2015
People who begin to rely on search engines for answers will eventually think they're smarter, according to a new study. On the other hand, people who don't rely on the Internet to learn new information often have a more modest, possibly realistic, view on their intelligence.
Society April 6, 2015
A new study involving nearly 6,000 participants has shown that babies who were breastfed were more likely to become successful in life. They tend to be more educated, more intelligent and earn more.
Life March 18, 2015
After the reorganization, CIA chief Brennan boasts the agency will be capable of 'covering the entire universe.'
Internet March 8, 2015
The idea that men are idiots and do more stupid things than women gets a backing from a scientific study. Researchers offered explanations for this behavior.
Life December 14, 2014
New research suggests that men are stupid and take idiotic risks. The study involved the analysis of 20 years of data from the Darwin Awards.
Life December 12, 2014
Healthy-looking candidates in business and politics have a better chance than intelligent ones at winning office. How do people judge faces?
Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2014
People may prefer healthier looking faces to faces that appear more intelligent, a new study shows. The researchers digitally altered photos of the same men to appear either less healthy, or less intelligent.
Life November 7, 2014
Having a bigger brain doesn’t make you smarter or more intelligent than the others, a new study reveals. Scientists say there are exceptions to the rule.
Life October 9, 2014
Researchers at Michigan State University found that people who have positive mindsets can have more positive brain responses when completing goals. The research proves that success is not just linked to genetic intelligence.
Internet Culture September 7, 2014
Drawings made by four-year-old children may predict future intelligence, according to a new study out of London.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 21, 2014
Drawings on the fridge may be more than an adorable child’s sketch - they could indicate intelligence. Researchers have found that figure drawing is moderately associated with intelligence.
Life August 19, 2014
Research done by the King's College London points to a correlation between the drawings of children and their intelligence at the time of the drawing, as well as at 14 years of age.
Internet Culture August 19, 2014
Chimpanzees may be able to tell us quite a bit about the roles of heredity versus environment in the development of human intelligence.
Animals July 12, 2014
Australian intelligence agencies and police have asked for more surveillance powers and call for data retention, decryption of encrypted files, and social media and email snooping.
March 19, 2014
Lemurs are smart, social mammals. A new study now shows those lemurs that eat fruit are the smartest of all, but why?
Animals February 25, 2014