Japan has been named the smartest country in the world by United Kingdom-based website VoucherCloud which took a look at the country’s number of Nobel Prize winners, average IQ and educational scores of students.
An Indian-American boy graduated as a biomedical engineer from the University of California, Davis at the young age of 14.
Born in Sacramento, Tanishq Abraham made headlines in 2015 after graduating with degrees in Mathematical and Physical Sciences, General Science and Foreign Language Studies from the American River College with a stellar grade point average (GPA) of 4.0. He was only 11 years old.
People who wear glasses have always been thought of as smart, but a new study finally shows that the assumption is likely true.
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, analyzed cognitive and genetic data from a whopping 300,486 individuals between the ages of 16 and 102.
People who believe they are superior within a particular subject area tend to be less open-minded toward the same topic, according to a new study.
Lead researcher Victor Ottati of Loyola University and his colleagues conducted a study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, in which they manipulated their student participants into thinking they were fairly knowledgeable in a field. The test subjects were asked a series of simple or tough questions and given feedback to reinforce their feelings of knowledge or ignorance. They were then asked follow-up questions to gauge their level of openness regarding the same topic.
Tired of sounding the same — or even stupid — when texting your bro? Had enough of having to say “I’m sick” to get out of that date with the guy who’s been cyber-stalking you? Then we have an app for you.
It’s called Words U, a free app that exchanges the words in your text messages for smarter-sounding ones, which means your words are modified to more advanced equivalents, which means you don’t have to open up your thesaurus each time you text, which means you can say “I’m indisposed at the moment” instead of your usual “I’m sick,” and which also means you’ll have more time to search online for how to file a restraining order against that guy.