Security guarantees are impossible, but too many dangerous individuals are falling through the cracks.
James Bond and Jason Bourne have little to tell us about modern spycraft.
Genetic study finds that the way the nervous system forms and develops might influence intelligence.
The US president's sharing of sensitive information with the Russian foreign minister is not only inept, it shows an alarming lack of understanding of Russia's role in the Syrian conflict.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
Working memory and intelligence tend to go hand in hand.
Understanding which groups of children are more likely to smoke cannabis in late adolescence raises interesting questions.
Practice may not make perfect, suggests new study.
Turns out learning a musical instrument really could benefit your child, in more ways than you might think.
Two experts argue the case.
Laptops in class are distracting – even for the most motivated students.
The BBC’s Sherlock – along with most contemporary adaptations – seems to indicate that the values of the intellect are not those of society.
We have become used to hearing stories of 'increased chatter' and 'high alerts' when it comes to terrorism. Doesn’t that mean intelligence agencies should know enough to prevent attacks?
The president-elect's dismissal of the CIA's findings indicates a worrying attitude to intelligence.
More than ever, Pine Gap remains at the heart of the Australian alliance with the United States, but serious reform is needed.
For a long time it was not believed that animals were even capable of feeling pain, let alone complex emotions. We now know that is far from the truth.
We continue to search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. But if we find ET there are those who question whether we should make contact or not.
In the third volume of The Official History of ASIO series, historians Dr John Blaxland and Dr Rhys Crawley examine the organisation's role in the years leading to the end of the Cold War.
The federal government's review of intelligence agencies is important not just for our understanding of their function, but also for a more open public debate about spying and security.
What are ASIO’s powers in detaining and questioning terror suspects? Does it need more to be effective?