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.
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.
Breathing in through your nose has many medical benefits over mouth breathing. As usual, be wary of misinformation and bias when looking up health on the internet.
Genetic study finds that the way the nervous system forms and develops might influence intelligence.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
Practice may not make perfect, suggests new study.
Inequality for those left behind is a necessary byproduct of rewarding those who excel.
Even if intelligence has a genetic basis, this doesn't make educational intervention pointless.