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?
Even if intelligence has a genetic basis, this doesn't make educational intervention pointless.
Intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was a core part of the case for war. The Chilcot Report has examined how it came to be so distorted.
Society needs intelligent and mature leaders. Acquiring such skills is a lifelong process.
Artificial intelligence gives us machines that can beat humans at games such as chess and go. How long before we see AI surpass human intelligence?
Governments need to build trust, especially during a time of heightened tensions around the threat of international terror attacks.
A leader with high contextual intelligence understands that they need the 'right set of glasses' to look at the world.
Several recently reported cross-cultural studies show the correlation between social conservatism and intelligence is lower than previously thought.
A short history of research into the links between genes and intelligence.
Consciousness is one of the most mysterious phenomena we know of. But evidence is emerging that it might just be a very special kind of information processing.
An experiment providing interactive games for orang-utans is showing the potential for digital technology to enrich the lives of zoo animals.
Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world, displaying complex behaviours comparable to those observed in great apes.