UK Intelligence

This Is What Counts If You Want To Be Really Good At Chess

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech

Just in case becoming a world chess champion was on your bucket list, let us give you a reality check. New research refutes the theory that chess exp...

Are We Really Getting Smarter?

Jared Joffe | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK
Jared Joffe

Perhaps it's time to put our devices down for a bit and replace some of our status updates and selfies with more genuine questions for each other. Maybe then we can become a deeper, more intelligent generation.

A Simple DNA Test Could Predict How Well Your Child Will Do At School

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech

Earlier this week, scientists revealed that human intelligence could be accurately assessed by an MRI scanner. Now researchers at King’s College Lon...

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech

How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using something like the IQ test. However a new MRI scanning techni...

How Sleep Boosts Men And Women's Intelligence In Different Ways

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A good night’s sleep can do wonders for women’s intelligence, whereas napping has a similar effect on men, a new study suggests. Professor Martin ...

Four Attractive Stereotypes You Shouldn't Try To Conform To

Mairi Macleod | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

The idea that all men want skinny women is one of the most pernicious myths of our time, promoted by a media obsessed with portraying thinness as good.

Connected Learning: Early Childhood and the Importance of Identifying "Windows of Opportunity"

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

India Vertical The scientific and technological advances in the last 100 years or so have massively improved our understanding of the human brain and...

This Kid Has A Higher IQ Than Albert Einstein

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Parents

An 11-year-old boy has become one of youngest ever members of Mensa after scoring an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking. Ki...

MI6 Is Very Excited About These Leaked IS Registration Forms

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Thousands of documents containing the personal details of fighters for the so-called Islamic State, have been leaked according to reports. More tha...

Bodies, Brains and the Political Incorrectness of Falling in Love

David Bainbridge | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
David Bainbridge

At a book festival a few months ago, I claimed that the evidence suggests that we underestimate how important a woman's intelligence is to men who are seeking a life-partner, whereas we overestimate how important a woman's breast size is. Over the coming days the UK press translated this into 'Cambridge Professor Says Brains More Important Than Boobs"...

A Raisin Could Predict Your Child's Intelligence Aged 8: Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

One little raisin could predict how well your child will do at school, a new study suggests. Children, aged 20 months old, who resisted eating a r...

Breastfeeding Won't Make Your Child More Intelligent, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packhamt | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle feed will not affect your child's IQ, a new large-scale has found. Researchers from Goldsmiths Universi...

Essentially Speaking

Naomi Hefter | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I've often heard people tell me to be a "good" comedian; you need to be highly intellectual. Be specially good at the English language and know a lot about the world. I think that's a load of bo*****.

UAE Embracing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

AI has already nearly infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives. We consult Siri, the intelligent personal assistant developed by Apple, enjoy multi-player games on our Xbox, or appreciate the personalised film recommendations on Netflix.

Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking

Thomas Church | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Church

I read two or three books per week and have created a system of notation and filing that I want to share. It enables me to use what I've read, search what I've read and come back to it many years on.

If You Find Noisy Colleagues Annoying, You Might Be A Genius

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the sound of your colleague munching on crisps drives you barmy, you could be a genius. That's according to new research, which has uncovered a ...

Waiting for the Robots

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Awareness should be a prelude not just to consideration, but engagement, and later at to thoughts of action. In that sense, technology should remain a tool with which we make not just our lives better but ourselves better.

Finally, A Scientific Explanation For Stupidity...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

High intellect may not be down to education and good genes alone, scientists have discovered a virus that may cause stupidity. American scientists ...

Why You Need to Understand Your Business Competition

Reuben Singh | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

Business is a competition. As soon as you open your first business you're at the start of a huge race to the finishing line. And it's not just one rac...

What's the Intelligent Choice for Scotland?

Tim Ward | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Ward

As the date of the Scotland's Independence Referendum approaches, the question that should be on every Scot's mind is, What is the Intelligent Choice? To spur on such thinking, I interviewed intelligence expert Chris Thomson...

Your Four-Year-Old's Drawings Show How Clever They'll Be

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a far away drawer in most parents' houses lies a tea towel with a child's self-portrait on. There's no denying these primary school keepsakes a...

Scotland, Security and the World

David Knowles | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

'It would be cataclysmic for Scotland to become independent, it would aid the forces of darkness, it would threaten the stability of the western world' These remarks, uttered way back in April by the former Secretary General of NATO George Robertson caused a political storm in Scotland.

The Missing Surveillance Debate: How Mistrust Undermines Our Civil Liberties

Louis Reynolds | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Louis Reynolds

Last week the Home Secretary once again advanced the argument for granting the intelligence services new powers, reigniting the debate over the proper limits of state surveillance. It's a familiar contest made more important by the legacy of the Snowdon intelligence leaks, and more urgent by recent events Iraq.

Babies Ate My Brain

Amy C | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy C

The toddler is napping, the baby is sat contentedly chewing your car keys and you're washing up. The house is calm for a rare and brief moment. Then suddenly your husband throws a curveball...

The Closer to Genius, the Closer to Insanity?

Maria Senise | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I can say with confidence that I'm losing many of my cognitive abilities. If you need someone to help you remember something, don't ask me; I am most definitely not your girl. My fiancé has learned not to start any question with, "Do you remember...," because the answer will always inevitably be no.