Why Did the CIA Classify the Soviet Army's Recipe for Borscht?
The problem for people who care about government transparency is that the CIA's efforts to conceal history go far beyond soup.
Teachers' Beliefs About the Nature of Intelligence Affect Minority Students' STEM Grades
A more subtle form of prejudice than racism proves deeply problematic.
More Evidence That Trained Musicians Are Superior Thinkers
New research suggests that practicing Bach and Beethoven can build up the brain.
Americans Stubbornly Continue to Overestimate Their Intelligence
Nearly two-thirds believe they're smarter than average.
'Looking for Brilliant Minds' Translates as 'Women Need Not Apply'
New research finds the stereotype that intellectual genius is a male trait can dampen females' interest in certain jobs or fields of study.
It's Actually Pretty Normal to Think You're a Genius After Winning an Election
Sure, Trump's recent comments on his own brilliance might sound vexing. But candidates (and pundits) are always getting caught up in post-election narratives.
The Belief That Drives Support for Public Education
Do you think almost everyone has the potential to excel?
Trump Reportedly Bragged About Highly Classified Intelligence to Russian Officials
How is it that so many U.S. officials know what happened in a closed-door meeting?
The Future of Robots Doesn’t Look Like What You Think It Looks Like
Our machines are very smart. They’re also very incompetent.
Genes May Cause Educational Struggles for More People Than We Ever Expected
A study finds a new link between mutations and intellectual disability, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore non-genetic factors.
Video Game Play May Not Boost Brain Power After All
On this charged issue, a team of researchers comes to the opposite conclusion of some of their colleagues.
Thirty Under 30: The Top Young Thinkers in Economics, Education, and Political Science
Throughout the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our second-annual list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young people we predict will have an impact on the social, political, and economic issues we make it our mission to cover every day at Pacific Standard.
The Attribution of Intelligence and Privilege of Institutional Capital
One sociology professor recalls finally getting rid of the objects meant only to indicate membership in a particular class.
Lighter Skinned Blacks and Hispanics Are Seen as Being More Intelligent
New research suggests bias also can be found within racial categories.
The Nazi Interrogator Who Revealed the Value of Kindness
Thanks in part to the work of Hanns Scharff and a slew of studies on interrogation techniques, we know it's best to be genuinely friendly no matter who you're trying to get information out of.