Paper wasps capable of behavior that we consider part of logical reasoning

Buzz in excitement for this piece of news!

Your romantic partner probably isn’t as smart as you think

People tend to over-estimate their spouse’s intelligence (as well as their own).

Orangutans don’t use tools instinctively — they actually think about what they’re doing

Give an orangutan a banana and you’ll feed him for a day. Give him a stick and he’ll poke bananas for a lifetime.

Can you raise your IQ score?

Paradoxically, that wouldn’t make you smarter.

What is the highest IQ in the world (and should you actually care?)

A high IQ is a nice head start — but it’s far from telling the whole story.

Orangutans can ‘talk’ about the past and the future, study suggests

We used to believe this is a human-only perk.

Cockatoos can create and manipulate tools, study suggests

Bird-brain? Hardly an insult.

Smart on a budget: researchers design free IQ test that takes 10 minutes to complete

“Our test, available for free, levels the playing field for a vast number of researchers interested in using it,” the authors write.

Angry people are more likely to overestimate their intelligence — but that’s not the whole story

Results are intriguing, but psychologists are faced with a weird problem.

An AI recreated the periodic table from scratch — in a couple of hours


Scientists found nearly 1,000 new genes linked to intelligence

Intelligent people tend to live longer but are more vulnerable to autism and depression.

Wearing glasses might really mean you’re smarter, new study finds

Glasses can drastically change a person’s appearance.

Too much of a good thing: very smart executives are less able leaders

Intelligence positively correlates with good leadership — but only up to a point.

What creature plans and understands what’s in store? Quoth the raven, Nevermore

They’ve outsmarted all primates, and even four-year-old children.

Major study explored the biology of human intelligence and found 40 new genes that play a role

What shall we do with this information?

More evidence adds up to support the intelligence of elephants

Researchers have shown that Asian elephants are even smarter than we thought.

Eating fruit may have given primates their big brains, paving the way for social structures

Chow down.

Artificial intelligence can write classical music like a human composer. It’s the first non-human artist whose music is now copyrighted

The 21st century biggest musical prodigy might turn out to be a machine.

Football-playing bees exhibit complex learning

Researchers have trained bumblebees to score goals using a mini-ball.

Natural selection is weeding out our drive to go to school, study reports

Not a good sign for a race hoping to colonize space.