Maybe not. The latest study of twins shows that early bloomers may become heavier drinkers who start chugging earlier in life.
Older people who stay sharp tend to have a thicker cortex, which is the outermost region of the brain that includes the areas responsible for judgment and complex thought. But while preserving the cortex is important for …
A new study suggests that intelligence is more about what the brain chooses to ignore than simply its ability to process information rapidly.
There are many roads to greatness, but logging 10,000 hours of practice to help you perfect a skill may not be sufficient.
Women may be underrepresented in science and technology not because they are less skilled in those areas or because they face specific gender barriers to entering these fields, but because they may find better opportunities elsewhere.
A new study challenges previous work that found a link between marijuana use and lower IQ, but the authors of the original paper stand by their findings.
Part of our math skills are innate, but a larger part isn’t
A new study suggests marijuana use could have an impact on American teens’ IQ, but how great is the effect?
There’s a reason the term “designed by committee” is not a compliment.
People with high IQs are more likely to smoke marijuana and take other illegal drugs, compared with those who score lower on intelligence tests, according to a new study from the U.K.
The brain undergoes more change in adolescence than at any other time of life, save before birth and during infancy. That may help explain why teenagers’ IQ can fluctuate significantly over time, as a new study finds, registering …
Beware jocks and mean girls: you may be more popular in high school, but according to a new academic paper, it is the smart kids and conscientious glee-club types who will live longer. Not only that, they will suffer fewer …
While scientists have long recognized a link between intelligence and longevity, new research on a species not always known for its intellectual wattage — the honeybee — has helped explain exactly why smarter people tend to …