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REVEALED: Disturbing Trend In Human Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.22.2013 | Science

Our technology may be getting smarter, but a provocative new study suggests human intelligence is on the decline. In fact, it indicates that Westerner...

CBS Picks Up Josh Holloway And Toni Collette Dramas

Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

CBS has picked up two dramas, "Intelligence" starring Josh Holloway, and "Hostages" starring Toni Collette, the network announced today. CBS also ...

China's Military: Here We Are!

Christopher Burgess | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Christopher Burgess

Do we listen to the DoD or to the PRC government and Senior Colonel Wang XinJun, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences in Beijing, who recently stated, "The Chinese government and armed forces have never sanctioned hacking activities"?

3 Keys For Actually Making Positive Changes

Catherine Calarco | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Live life with the knowledge that there is more good in the world than evil. The small positive changes we make each day make a difference for us, for our community and for our world.

Was Something Missed Before the Boston Marathon Bombing?

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

The confirmation that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been the target of a federal investigation in 2011 led some to conclude that interagency cooperation, a central priority of the post-9/11 reforms, had once again proven inadequate.

Boston Marathon Attacks Push the Limits of Post-9/11 Reforms

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

The United States is undoubtedly safer a decade after the 9/11 attacks, but as the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism emerges as a real concern, we must continue to improve intelligence and information-sharing capabilities.

Our Phones Are Getting Smarter, But Are We Getting Dumber?

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Ideally, we delegate responsibility for menial tasks in order to free ourselves up to do more meaningful work. But in the case of computers, we are turning over the tasks of life to technology in order to free ourselves to do what?

Web Portals and Mouse Mazes: How Your Brain Sorts the World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Why are we so good at forming categories? The short answer is, complex categories help us make long-term, large scale predictions about the world.

Why We Need to Know

David W. Kearn | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Only in effectively reconstructing the motivations and strategies behind the Patriots Days bombing, can counterterrorism officials hope to identify and avert such acts of homegrown terrorism in the future.

The Best Version of You Is Better Than the Half-Assed Version of Someone Else

Troy Campbell | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Troy Campbell

Now this is not to say that people shouldn't address their weaknesses or abandon learning basic skills. But it does mean that individuals and our society need to recognize that people have different skills.

The Era of Homegrown Islamic Terror

David W. Kearn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
David W. Kearn

The shocking events that began with the Patriots Day bombings and ended with a hail of gunfire on Friday night in Watertown, Massachusetts may indeed mark a new phase in the United States' struggle with terrorism.

Lessons From Crowdsourcing the Boston Marathon Bombings Investigation

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Tarun Wadhwa

We now live in a world where information moves faster than we can assess its value... this is especially true in times of panic, disaster, and crisis.

Interrogate Boston Bomber for Intelligence & Then Prosecute Him

David Schanzer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
David Schanzer

The only legal, pragmatic, and effective way to handle this situation is to conduct a lengthy interrogation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and then prosecute him in United States federal court.

The Significance of April 15th for North Korea

Kerry Patton | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Kerry Patton

Missiles have been moved, the Kaesong Industrial Complex is on the brink of a complete shutdown, and the world is waiting to see whether Kim Jong Un's militant rhetoric is all one giant bluff.

Animal Smarts

Allen Frances | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Accumulating evidence suggests that animals are a lot smarter and humans are a lot dumber than we previously thought. A recent study shows that the short term memory of chimpanzees far exceeds what we can expect from ourselves.

Who Are the Enemies of the Internet?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology
Christophe Deloire

Reporters Without Borders has been investigating countries that operate some of the most restrictive and oppressive areas of cyberspace. Syria and Iran join China, Bahrain and Vietnam on top of the list of five spy state. But how do they manage it?

How Being Creative Can Make You Better, Smarter, Happier

Posted 04.17.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott The best part about tapping into your artistic side isn’t necessarily the novel, sketch or upcycled, Etsy-ready unicorn-head shoe...

Primate Brain Study Sheds Light On Human Smarts

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 09:53 AM EDT on LiveScience Brain organization, not overall size, may be the key ev...

'Fierce Opponent Of Government Secrets' Perseveres As Others Struggle

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The FBI came calling after maps of urban rail tunnels and gas lines were posted online. Microsoft aggressively complained following the we...

Invalid Files and Language Learning: Your Brain's Interoperable World

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Since computers have evolved from room-sized mainframes into menageries of smart phones and tablets and office desktop machines, interoperability has become a watchword for forward-thinking communications experts.

The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.

Puzzle Study Spotlights Chimp, Human Similarities

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/23/2013 08:54 PM EST on LiveScience Chimpanzees don't need to be rewarded for playin...

Being Intelligent About Intelligence

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Tetsuro Matsuzawa, a researcher at Kyoto University, showed that a chimpanzee named Ayumu clearly out-performed humans on some working memory tests, a category of short-term recall. What is surprising is that anybody finds this surprising.

What Does it Mean To Be Smart?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

The idea of "smart" vs. "dumb" is outdated and unfair. It is an idea that is, forgive me, quite dumb, past its prime and past its time. Instead of talking about "smarts," we should be talking about adaptation.

Better than the Borg: The Neurotech Era

XPRIZE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Ramez Naam Ramez Naam is adjunct faculty at Singularity University and fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.  Ramez ex...