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.

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.

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

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

Poor cookware might be lead poisoning an entire continent

A study suggests that immense amounts of lead are being ingested in Africa, since extensive use of cookware made from recycled materials leaks lead into the food. This is the first time the extent of lead poisoning has been assessed. Results suggest that in some instances, as much as 200 times the threshold amount for lead poisoning is being ingested.

A possible way of predicting low IQ embryos – should we interfere then?

Cardiff University  researchers report on Monday that  children with two copies of a common gene (Thr92Ala), together with low levels of thyroid hormone are four times more likely to have a low IQ. It was found that this combination occurs in 4% of the UK populace. In the future genome sequencing will become so cheap that almost anyone will afford to

Intelligence linked to ability of ignoring distractions

People with higher IQ have a much better ability to ignore background distractions, because they are just much better at filtering out useless information. Now personally, I’m not a big fan at defining intelligence, especially using the IQ type of tests, and even less any results that are demonstrated starting from here. Reality has shown us that IQ is a

Why is the average IQ higher in some parts of the world?

Being smart is the most valuable thing a man can have for himself; seriously – this is not a metaphor. Studies have shown that babies spend as much as 90% of their energy building their brains, and even as an adult, 25% of your energy goes directly to the brain. A great number of studies have shown that IQ levels

Breastfeeding Associated With Increased Intelligence

  Or at least this is what a study conducted by scientists from Mcgill suggests. They made the largest study of breastfeeding and the results they found were that it increases both IQ and academic performance. In the article in which the study was published, Dr. Michael Kramer reports the results from following the same group of 14,000 children for