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U.S. May Split Command Of NSA And Cybersecurity Agencies

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a proposal to split the work of the single military commander who now oversees both t...

Is Human Development Always 'Evolutionary'?

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

It's true that babies know more than psychologists believed a century ago. However, I doubt kids know as much as Alison Gopnik claims they do. For that matter, most adults are no great shakes in the logic department.

Why I Don't Think Of Myself As 'Intelligent'

Montita Sowapark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Montita Sowapark

There's something I have to admit: I have a very severe case of the "Impostor Syndrome." I don't think I'm smart.

Is Bill O'Reilly Just a Complete Imbecile? Or: the Sociology of Intelligence

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

People who don't test well defend themselves by saying they're "street smart." I'm not sure what that means. If they take the SAT exam in the middle of the street, I suspect their score would still be pretty low.

The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Instead of an index of how "genetic" an IQ test is, it's more likely that in Western society-- where learning opportunities differ so drastically from each other-- heritability is telling you just how much the test is influenced by culture.

The End of IQ (and the Dawn of Working Memory)

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

If you are proud of your high IQ, stop reading now. Your IQ is an anachronism, and its reign is coming to an end.

Turkey Is Not Turning Away From the West

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.24.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

Turkey exports love instead of hatred, union instead of division and reconciliation instead of enmity to the region and in this way, it will continue to maintain its place in the region.

The Spies Who Hate Us

William J. Furney | Posted 12.16.2013 | World
William J. Furney

Britain and America's Orwellian spy agencies seem to think they know what's best for their respective, snooped-upon citizens, even if it means apparent side-stepping of democratic institutions designed to keep them in check.

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.

Scientists Pinpoint Yet Another Brainy Clue To Genius' Brilliance

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science

While Albert Einstein, considered one of the foremost geniuses of the 20th century, has transformed scientists' understanding of physics and astronomy...

Someone Is Telling Iranian Scientists: Don't Buy Green Bananas!

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Someone has been sending a message to Iranian nuclear scientists, and now to Iranian Cyberwar experts: don't bother buying green bananas; before they ripen, you could be dead.

What Is the 'Internet of Things'?

Cadell Last | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Cadell Last

Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT). Currently the idea of the IoT has many definitions. Most include a world in the not-too-distant future where most objects are computerized and seamlessly integrated into our information network, creating "smart" grids, homes, and environments.

Keeping Armageddon at Bay

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Down through the years, faulty communications have often precipitated all-out conflict that resulted in massive destruction and loss of life.

HuffPost Hawaii: 'Keep an Eye on NSA, Military'

Jon Letman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

On the day HuffPost Hawaii launched, I had the chance to sit down briefly -- nine minutes, to be exact -- with Honolulu Civil Beat publisher and CEO P...

How Much Is Too Much to Sacrifice?

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 09.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Leah McGrath Goodman

Should journalists have to sacrifice their rights to liberty and freedom of movement; to safety and privacy; to even their own identities and lives?

Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

The American people have a right to a full release and vetting of all facts before their elected representatives are asked to make a decision of great consequence for America, Syria and the world.

Top Secret 'Black Budget' Details Spy Agencies' Successes, Failures

Washington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information...

Holder Pressed On DEA, NSA

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

By John Shiffman WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Eight Democratic U.S. senators and congressmen have asked Attorney General Eric Holder...

Spying Agency Edges Into The Light After Snowden Revelations

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

(Drops extraneous word 4th paragraph) By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - There was a time when the U.S....

Are Religious People Less Intelligent?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

Are religious people less intelligent than atheists? That's the provocative conclusion of a new review of 63 studies of intelligence and religion t...

Does It Matter That Atheists Are Smarter Than Believers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

News just in, guaranteed to stir smug nods from non-believers and incite irritation among the devout: intelligence correlates negatively with religious belief.

Surveil the 'Surveillors'

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Global information surveillance, data-mining -- call it what you want. Thus far, we have failed to apply democratic brakes to slow the inexorable expansion of corporate/state amassing of every shred of our personal information.

Diplomacy and Intelligence: Are U.S. Embassies Fronts for the CIA? (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

Are U.S. embassies fronts for the CIA? How do diplomacy and intelligence influence each other in the field? Why is there frequent tension between the two?

Book Review of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

Just a couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with several psychologists and neurologists who seemed to share the opinion that "brain fitness" is a me...

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...