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IQ Myth Debunked By Canadian Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, IQhumans, research, intelligence, study )

- 1488 days ago -
An individual's IQ score -- long-held as the standard measure of human intelligence -- is not a valid way of assessing brainpower, say Canadian researchers.
Chickens Feel One Another's Pain and Elephants Know When They Need Help
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, psychology, ethics, morals, measuring cognitive similarity, intelligence, empathy, greed, selfishness, slavery, commodifying other species, human insatiability )

- 2137 days ago -
A research group at the University of Bristol, using non-invasive methods, showed for the first time that "domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioural response when their chicks are mildly distressed."
Robot Makes Ethical Decisions
Science & Tech  (tags: equipped, intelligence, guidelines, medication )

- 2256 days ago -
Robots and other machines equipped with artificial intelligence shoot military targets, distribute cash (think: ATMs), drive cars and deliver medication to patients, to name a few.
Big Brains Attributed to Mother's Care
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, intelligence, nurturing )

- 2323 days ago -
The evolution of big-brained mammals may be due to maternal investment, rather than metabolism, according to a new study by scientists at UCL (University College London) and the University of Cambridge. <br />
Empathy, Intelligence and the Vegetarian Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain, intelligence, vegetarian, vegan, research )

- 2420 days ago -
When you need to share your problems with someone who truly feels your pain, choose a friend who is vegan or vegetarian. According to a new study by a group of European researchers, people who don't eat meat are more empathetic to the suffering of others
Stephen Hawking: We Should Fear Aliens
Science & Tech  (tags: Stephen Hawking, scientist, alien species, intelligence, colonization )

- 2458 days ago -
Scientist warns humanity should not to try to contact extraterrestrials.
Scientists Unravel Mysteries of Intelligence
Science & Tech  (tags: neurology, brain, intelligence, synapses, neurons, grey matter, white matter, brain cortex )

- 2514 days ago -
It's not a particular brain region that makes someone smart or not smart. Nor is it the strength and speed of the connections throughout the brain or such features as total brain volume. Instead, new research shows, it's the connections between very spec
Dolphins Are Almost as Clever as Humans - So Treat Them Like Persons, Say Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, studies, dolphins, intelligence, humans, person, research, discovery )

- 2570 days ago -
Dolphins are so intelligent they should be given the same status as humans, scientists are recommending. The aquatic mammals are the world's second brightest creatures after humans - leapfrogging chimpanzees who have been pushed down to third in the c
Good Dog, Smart Dog
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, investigation, animals, dogs, canine, intelligence, health, humans, illness, seizure. alert, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, phobias, interesting, research, prevention, protection )

- 2633 days ago -
The ability of dogs to tune in to needs of psychiatric patients, turn on lights for trauma victims afraid of the dark, remind owners to take medication and interrupt suicide attempts and self-mutilation, has lately attracted the attention of researchers.
Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, robots, artificial, intelligence, scientists, research, interesting, humans, computers, business )

- 2731 days ago -
Impressed and alarmed by advances in artificial intelligence, computer scientists are debating whether there should be limits on research that might lead to loss of human control over computer-based systems that carry a growing share of society's workload
Animals 'Can Tell Right From Wrong': Scientists Suggest It's Not Just Humans Who Have Morals
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, study, animals, humans, morals, right from wrong, intelligence )

- 2793 days ago -
Animals have a sense of morality and can tell right from wrong, according to new research. Species ranging from mice to wolves are governed by similar codes of conduct as humans, say ecologists. Until recently, humans were thought to be the only
Animals Make Plans: Ape Stockpiles Stones to Throw at Visitors
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, intelligence, chimpanzee, future planning, consciousness, science, research, humans, discovery )

- 2870 days ago -
According to Swedish researcher Mathias Osvath, it's "the first unambiguous evidence" of an animal other than humans making plans in one mental state for a future mental state, in this case, an agitated display of dominance from the lone male chimpanzee.
Computers 'to Match Human Brains By 2030'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, computers, intelligence )

- 3249 days ago -
Computer power will match the intelligence of human beings within the next 20 years because of the accelerating speed at which technology is advancing, according to a leading scientific "futurologist".
'Intelligence Genes' Proving Hard to Find: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: intelligence, genes, study, science, humans, interesting, brain )

- 3336 days ago -
Genes that can be pinned to intelligence are proving frustratingly hard to find, the British weekly New Scientist reports in next Saturday's issue
Dogs Display Aspects of Human Intelligence
Science & Tech  (tags: dogs, intelligence, abstract concepts, research, science )

- 3336 days ago -
Dog lovers have long claimed that their pets are smarter than many of us realize. Research published today which concludes that, like us, our canine friends are able to form abstract concepts.

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