It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
Since its invention, the IQ test has generated strong arguments in support of – and against – its use.
Toby Young’s comments on meritocracy, and 'progressive eugenics' are shocking, but the history of its long association is far more disturbing.
New laws aiming to crack down on foreign interference in Australian politics suggest the concept of 'national security' is continually expanding.
Claims that the Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped are too simplistic.
The public release of secret intelligence can have a powerful impact on the political environment, as the revelations regarding Sam Dastyari demonstrate.
The Sam Dastyari episode underscores the need for clear-cut rules to prevent those with links to foreign governments from using money to influence the political process.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.
New research shows your ability to play certain computer games is linked to your intelligence.
The words “gifted”, “precocious” and “high potential” represent different ways of seeing and valuing exceptional abilities.
Research shows that funny people are also nicer to be around.
The legitimacy of the IQ test is still hotly debated.
There is a strong and statistically significant association between respondents’ cognitive ability and their support for equal rights between same- and different-sex couples.
The 1954 defection of West Germany's first domestic spy chief and ardent anti-Nazi rocked the world – and then he returned to Bonn.
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
We should consider how artificial intelligence will impact how we teach, what we teach, and its potential to ethically support innovation and improvement in education.
The move to consolidate security agencies under one minister upends generations of conventions on how security intelligence and executive police powers are managed separately.
Turnbull is understandably sensitive to suggestions that the planned home affairs ministry is all about Dutton, whose continued support is so vital to him.
Peter Dutton will take charge of a new mega home affairs portfolio in a sweeping overhaul of national security agencies and responsibilities.
People tend to hold inflated impressions of their own intelligence: most people think they are above average.