Could genes and family be key predictors of school success?

2019-12-29 14:00

It may be possible to predict a child's chances of academic success at birth, a new study suggests.

Thulani Dlomo's not home: On the trail of SA's most famous spy

2019-10-27 07:11

Thulani Dlomo has been missing for nearly nine months. News24 went to Durban to knock on doors where Dlomo was known to have lived. But the missing spy, unsurprisingly, was not there.

6 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

2019-07-15 20:50

Quora users say smart people must deal with the absurdly high expectations that others place on them.

Big dogs may be smarter than small dogs, according to a new study

2019-02-04 16:59

Bigger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller ones. But their size has no impact on tests of social intelligence.

13 signs you're smarter than you realise

2018-07-28 15:00

Signs of high intelligence include curiosity, openness, and adaptability. If these sound familiar, you might be smarter than you think.

The smartest people don't always make the best leaders

2018-07-04 11:30

A boss shouldn't spend all their time trying to prove how smart they are.

Wearing glasses could really mean you're smarter, according to a new study

2018-06-02 10:26

According to a new study from the University of Edinburgh, there could be some truth to the idea that smart people wear glasses.

Intelligence in apartheid SA: Was Tertius Myburgh an apartheid agent?

Was Tertius Myburgh an apartheid agent? John Matisonn talks to Terry Bell about intelligence in apartheid South Africa, and what we can learn from that era about our current government.

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Excessive secrecy in Inspector General of Intelligence appointment

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence recently conducted secret interviews for the position of Inspector General of Intelligence. Lobby groups called for the process to be made public. Here's why...

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Does ADHD make you cleverer?

2014-11-28 11:34

People with ADHD are often considered "stupid" and perform poorly at school, but evidence suggests that they might be brighter than average, they just can't achieve their potential.


ANALYSIS | Cleaning up the SSA: 'The Vault is now closed'

2019-12-01 06:55

Despite serious challenges at the State Security Agency, insiders say a real effort is being made to clean up the agency after a decade of looting.

ANALYSIS: No one is watching the watchers - why we should be worried

2019-10-20 08:15

A deeper conversation about the role of intelligence in South Africa needs to be had if we are to hold true to our Constitutional values.

The SSA spied on the people of SA and there's so much more we don't know

2019-03-15 05:00

Ramaphosa's panel has recommended that those who abused their power in the SSA face criminal prosecution. It's hard to overstate how rare a thing that is. And there's even more to discover, writes Murray Hunter.

Science says people decide these 11 things within seconds of meeting you

2018-12-13 13:56

Find out how people size you up in just seconds by looking at your face and body language — and even by smelling you.

Oldest children tend to become the richest and most successful — and it could be thanks to their parents

2018-07-21 09:20

Your success in life — meaning your intelligence, your personality, your job, and your salary — may be influenced by your birth order, an economist argues.

Can eating apples, bananas make your brain bigger?

2018-06-06 07:14

A healthy diet may just be the key to bulk up your brain and make you smarter.

Multiple passports a sticking point for Intelligence IG candidate

2016-11-08 17:12

One of the candidates for the job of inspector general of intelligence has faced questions from MPs about his multiple passports.

Mom's diabetes control in pregnancy may affect kids' brains

2015-06-29 10:15

The children of mothers with type 1 diabetes tend to perform better in school if their mother's blood glucose levels were well controlled during pregnancy.

Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ

2015-03-20 13:47

A study indicates that prolonged breastfeeding leads to higher intelligence scores and higher earning potential in adulthood.

Genes may boost academic success

2014-10-07 11:09

According to a study, genes are important in a large number of traits which contribute to how easy and enjoyable children find learning.

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