A recent study of fish and their reflections has revealed that they are not as gullible as researchers have long thought, potentially undermining the results of many past studies of aggression.
In a bizarre attempt to better understand human and animal genealogy, researchers recently inserted what they call the "human language gene" into lab mice. The results shockingly revealed that these mice were making significantly faster and better decisions, hinting at how key the gene was to human evolution.
Your son or daughter's Picasso-esque scratches of crayon on paper may actually be a good indicator oh how well they will do in school, a team of researchers is now suggesting.
Crows, while they may look dimwitted, may in fact be resourceful problem solvers and smarter than the average first grader, a new study indicates.
Finding new ways to chow down on a nice, juicy bug may have helped early humans develop advanced intelligence, researchers suggest in a recent study.
The exact genetic change that creates blonde hair has been identified, providing more insight into how the human genome works and proving once-and-for-all that being blond has nothing to do with intelligence.
A hormone that has long been associated with an increased life-span has now been linked to increased intelligence. The gene expression associated with increased levels of this hormone may one day provide means to treat cognitive decline, researchers suggest.
Despite common belief, Neanderthals were just as intelligent as today's modern humans.
Young children who were breastfed as infants are smarter and performed higher on intelligence tests than their formula-fed counterparts, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, Harvard University researchers said.
Pregnant women or women who are planning to have children should ensure they consume enough iodine, which is found in milk and fish, or risk their child having a low IQ and reading ability, according to a new study.