The judge responsible for authorising the covert monitoring of communications has found that claims by journalists that they were being spied on were credible.
The army may help create a more stable and secure environment in the short term, but this is unlikely to result in sustainable and lasting peace.
Are you good at changing perspectives? If so, it may benefit you in more ways than you imagine.
Testing whether the birds react to sleight of hand helps us understand if they see the world like we do.
Ghanians fear that the country’s security services still bear the hallmarks of bad old practices.
A new study argues we should search for microbial life rather than human-like aliens.
Or have we reached peak human intelligence?
There is a deep and widening gulf in trust and communications between the agencies and the media that has clearly boiled over in ways that damage both institutions.
Globally, intelligence services trade in secrets and conduct covert operations. But this does not exempt them from public scrutiny, parliamentary oversight, and audit processes.
Revelations show that the State Security Agency did little to safeguard the country and much to protect Zuma’s political faction and to funnel public money into private ends.
A sweeping review of Australia’s national security laws has recommended a new single legislative framework governing electronic surveillance activities.
Artefacts suggest a ‘great leap’, a recent evolution of modern intelligence. Fossils and DNA argue that’s an illusion.
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
A report by committee of MPs says the UK took its eye off the ball on Russian interference in British politics – but provides little concrete evidence.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised inclusive decision-making informed by scientific evidence. Such an approach would serve to depoliticise and rationalise decision-making.
The growth mindset theory holds a person’s beliefs about their ability can be developed through effort. The fixed mindset holds a person’s abilities are fixed and can’t be changed.
To understand how much thinking a brain can do, look at how much blood - and therefore how much energy - it uses.
Humans evolved through a series of highly unlikely events – so finding another intelligence like us would be like winning the lottery many times over.
We have not been able to develop an intelligence workforce that can keep up with the speed of advancing technologies and their threat to our national security.
We don’t know for sure which one is smarter, because not everyone agrees on what “intelligence” means. Both have their own special behaviours and skills and we can’t say who is more intelligent.