A big study accounting for genes and socioeconomic background suggests that video games actually cause children’s intelligence to grow.
Intellectual self-image matters because it’s often a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you think you can’t, you won’t.
Are you good at changing perspectives? If so, it may benefit you in more ways than you imagine.
Or have we reached peak human intelligence?
Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here’s what you can do to reduce your family’s risk.
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus ‘science’ of eugenics, racism and sexism.
The Sabisky affair should not be seen as a random event: the real battle lies ahead.
The lasting impact of neglect.
Community water fluoridation is a cost-effective public health measure that can reduce cavities by approximately 25 per cent. Yet some communities are worried about it.
Previous studies that explored whether chess improves children’s cognitive abilities have had mixed results. We found playing chess wasn’t linked to better standardised test scores.
An economic evaluation of a program of interventions for Australia’s most vulnerable children has produced startling results.
Gifted students have the potential to be our future Einsteins. But they will only do this if we support them to learn in an appropriate way.
The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.
Babies would rather listen to each other than to their parents’ babytalk, according to new research.
Reduced lead exposure has made us smarter and healthier. Could changes in regulatory agencies across North America endanger this?
Students from the Philippines, China and India consistently achieve better results at school than their Australian-born counterparts. This is due to a number of factors, including parents’ values.
A new study shows how even having a few intelligent people in a group can benefit others.
Since its invention, the IQ test has generated strong arguments in support of – and against – its use.
A chemical found in products as diverse as fireworks and food packaging, perchlorate can interfere with thyroid function as well as foetal brain development.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.