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Can 'Genius' Be Detected In Infancy?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 06.16.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

According to the Daily Mail, 4-year-old Heidi Hankins "has an IQ of 159 -- only one point below Albert Einstein's -- and has become one of the youngest members of Mensa." Heidi's case raises an intriguing question: can high intelligence accurately be detected this young?

In Defense of Jihadist Internet Forums

Aki Peritz | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Defacing and darkening extremist websites is immensely satisfying. However, the U.S. and others should not keep reminding terrorists and their followers that they are being monitored online.

Chimp Moms Teach Young Secrets Of 'Speaking' To Humans

Posted 03.21.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/20/2012 08:42 PM EDT on LiveScience Captive chimpanzees learn from their mothers to ...

Depending On the Brain to Think, At the Expense of the Body's Ability to Know

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Flagg

Only after years of studying and developing a level of sophistication in the way I moved did I see how the body requires as much respect in order to be "smart" as the brain needs "exercise" to be strong.

JOIN THE DEBATE: Are Geniuses Born, Or Made?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

Do genes make the genius? Or is it really true that practice is what puts people in Carnegie Hall? Some argue that the the seeds of genius are plan...

Another ICE Employee Charged in Kickback Scheme

Andrew Becker | Posted 05.12.2012 | Crime
Andrew Becker

An assistant to a former top immigration and customs official has been charged with stealing nearly $296,000 from the government, the fourth defendant in a widening probe of a fake travel voucher kickback scheme involving the agency's intelligence office.

Iran: Smoke, Mirrors and the Rest

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 03.12.2012 | Media
Imogen Lloyd Webber

The only certainty we have in the public discourse in regards to Iran is that we are dealing with smoke and mirrors with every player.

Dolphin Scientists Decipher Delightful Whistles

Posted 02.29.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/28/2012 07:09 PM EST on LiveScience When meeting strangers in the wild, dolphins w...

Israel's Human Calculus in the Equation to Attack Iran

P.J. Dermer | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
P.J. Dermer

Our foreign policy and intelligence community should not limit analysis to Israel's decision-making processes via an objectively rational calculus. They should look at the people involved.

Lieutenant Colonel Davis, Death and Deception in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.07.2012 | World
Matthew Hoh

Over the last several months, at great risk to his career and personal life, LTC Davis has documented the deliberate misleading of the American people and Congress by the leaders of the Department of Defense. He has done his nation and the U.S. Army a tremendous service.

What I.Q. Study Reveals About Racists

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals? A provocative new study from Brock University in Ontario suggests the an...

Why Is It So hard To Make The Life Changes We Seek?

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Are you looking to be a happier, more productive, more successful person? Are you in the market for self-help? Then the better advice is stop putting so much effort into finding your "authentic" self. Learn to embrace the self as flexible.

Study Finds Conservatives Are Morons

Floyd Elliot | Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Good news, social conservatives: according to a new study, you're not bad people; you're just stupid. And also? Racists. Fox News: at long last explai...

13 Reasons You Should Spend More Time On The Internet

David Weinberger | Posted 03.24.2012 | Books
David Weinberger

Now that knowledge is moving onto its roomy, new, hyperlinked medium, we're beginning to see how much of what we took for granted about knowledge was really due to the limitations of its old paper medium.

Drone Crash Unmasks U.S. Spying Effort In Iran

Posted 12.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, December 9 (Reuters / Tabassum Zakaria and Phil Stewart) - The crash of a CIA drone in Iran has brought into the open what U.S. intell...

The Creative 'Flow': How To Enter That Mysterious State Of Oneness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Since flow is so essential to creativity and well-being across many slices of life, it's important that we learn more about the characteristics associated with flow so that we may learn how to tap into this mental resource.

Should a President Be Intelligent?

Gary Hart | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Neither Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, nor John Kennedy were intellectual giants. But the keenness of their respective minds was revealed every day. And they were not threatened by smart people around them.

Flea Market Smarts

Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | San Francisco
Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Once someone has had an "out of the box" idea, the trick is bringing it to life. This takes the knowledge and ability to figure out how do so, which requires persistence and diligence.

Andrea Stone

Intelligence 'Black Budget' Cost Taxpayers $54.6 Billion in 2011 | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appropriated a whopping $54.6 billion for classified intelligence operations in 2011, an increase over the previous two years. ...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Federal Bureaucracy and the Price of Integrity

Alma Katsu | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC
Alma Katsu

I haven't read Paul Pillar's latest book, but I will. As a matter of fact, of the glut of books that examines U.S. foreign policy post-9/11, Pillar's book will probably be the only one that I will read.

Debate Over Intelligence and Creativity Holds Little Relevance

John M. Eger | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Is there a relationship between IQ, or intelligence, and creativity? If so, what is it? Equally important, how can we use one measurement to test another?

As Computers Get Smart, We're Getting Dumb

Stephen Baker | Posted 11.29.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

Rules are dumb. We all know it. Each of us has a magnificent brain, the most intricately engineered known artifact in the universe, and yet in a world of rules, we're not trusted to exercise our judgment.

Advancing Against Al Qaeda

Mieke Eoyang | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Mieke Eoyang

2011-09-13-Screenshot20110913at5.54.13PM.jpg In our new infographic, "Advancing on Al Qaeda," we have highlighted some of the top al Qaeda figures killed or captured by U.S. or allied forces in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.

Watch: Gaddafi Leaves Behind Trove of Secrets

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

Following Muammar Gaddafi's flight from Tripoli, the secrets of his repressive regime are being made public for the first time. Reporters have fou...