Jul 23, 2014 — Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
Jun 30, 2014 — Would you like to see the world more clearly? Commentator Tania Lombrozo extracts some useful life lessons from the field of psychology.
May 22, 2014 — Primates may get most of the kudos for animal smarts, but farm animals are clever and curious, too. Anthropologist Barbara J. King shares a couple of video clips showing bovine inquisitiveness.
Apr 23, 2014 — People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve.
Mar 25, 2014 — The planned overhaul of NSA procedures comes after President Obama said in January that he wanted to get the government out of the business of collecting Americans' phone records.
Mar 7, 2014 — Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tells NPR that U.S. decision-makers were given a week's notice that some Russian action was likely.
Nov 8, 2013 — Two of the nation's top naval intelligence officers, Vice Adm. Ted Branch and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, have had their access to classified material suspended in connection with a bribery scandal involving a Singapore-based contractor.
Nov 1, 2013 — Numbers tell a story. Would you believe that you're less likely to get the story right the smarter you are? Sometimes that's the case and commentator Alva NoŽ sees this finding as an argument in favor of an education system that trains our children to be good thinkers, not just good calculators.
Aug 29, 2013 — The Washington Post reports on documents sourced to former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that indicate critical shortfalls in information.
Jan 22, 2013 — Can intelligence be increased through upbringing? Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses a new synthesis of research on how to raise young children's IQ. The findings suggest modest changes for most parents, but profound changes for access to early childhood education.