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Australian cockatoos are teaching each other to open trash cans
Sulfur-crested cockatoos living in the Sydney suburbs are going through a kind of cultural renaissance.
You get brainwashed whenever you go to sleep (and that’s a good thing)
Your noggin is like a soapy loofah—and other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
The Royal Navy’s robotic sub will be a test bench under the sea
The uncrewed submarine is nearly 30 feet long and weighs almost 10 tons.
Pigs can play video games. Here’s why that matters.
Babe’s intelligence sheds light on farm life and upbringing.
Learning a second language early might have ripple effects throughout your life
Research shows that adults who grow up bilingual hold onto certain cognitive skills.
Is your dog actually smart? Depends on its memory.
Playtime can be a good way to test a pet’s genius.
Let your kids be bored—it’s healthy.
Every moment of social distancing doesn’t have to be scheduled.
Solve the Monty Hall Problem with simple math—if its psychology doesn’t trip you up
What’s behind door number one?
Some NFL teams still draft quarterbacks based on an obsolete intelligence test
Sure, smarts can lead to more touchdowns and rings. But there are other statistics that carry weight on draft night.
The weirdest things we learned this week: the origin of moron, forgotten scurvy cures, and bisexual space stations
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.