Last month, James Watson, the legendary biologist, was condemned and forced into retirement after claiming that African intelligence wasn't "the same as ours."
Ritalin of no long-term benefit, study finds
Research released today raises questions about the long-term effectiveness of drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
90 suicides a day spur Japan into action
The Japanese Government is calling for a complete national rethink about attitudes to suicide in an effort to unravel centuries of social pressure and tradition.
Inside the World's Only Plant-Intelligence Lab
Professor Stefano Mancuso knows it isn't easy being green: He runs the world's only laboratory dedicated to plant intelligence.
A Look at Darpa's Mind-Melding Binoculars
It's not just EEG and neuromorphic engineering that would make these binoculars powerful; Darpa also plans to integrate advanced optics and digital processing.
New Brain Cells Listen Before They Talk
Newly created neurons in adults rely on signals from distant brain regions to regulate their maturation and survival
Death & glory: A story of ants, ageing and altruism
Ants not only work hard and are prepared to lay down their lives for their fellow ants, they also take bigger risks for the good of the colony as they get older – and they can even assess how much time they have left in life.
Woman who falsely accused her father of rape reveals 'doctors hijacked my mind'
Eleven years ago, Katrina, now 37, accused the father she adored, a man who was once a prominent politician and deputy leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party, of rape and sexual abuse.
Use It or Lose It: Why Language Changes over Time
The words used the most in everyday language are the ones evolving at the slowest rate, say two new studies published in Nature.
Why Women Worry So Much
Scientists have known that on the whole, females of all ages tend to worry more and have more intense worries than males.