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 …
Assembling teams is an art, one that involves intuitive thinking and — let’s face it — a lot of guesswork. A new study, however, is transforming this critical task into a science.
Can extra nurturing during infancy make your child kinder and smarter?
A 1993 study showing that students who did reasoning tests while listening to the 1781 Sonata for Two Pianos in D by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tended to outperform those who did so in a silent room launched a widespread belief in what is commonly referred to as “the Mozart effect.”