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  1. science of us
    Angry People Tend to Overestimate Their IntelligenceUnless they’re also neurotic.
  2. The CIA Still Doesn’t Trust Jared Kushner With Its Most Sensitive IntelligenceThe president’s son-in-law received a permanent security clearance in May — but the CIA still won’t let him in on its deepest secrets.
  3. Trump Orders DOJ to Probe Leaks to U.S. Press About Manchester InvestigationAfter the U.S. was reportedly cut off from Manchester intel after crime-scene photos and the bomber’s identity were leaked to the U.S. press.
  4. genetics
    Yes, There Is a Genetic Component to IntelligenceIt’s important to recognize what the science says, and, no, that doesn’t lead us inexorably to Nazi race science.
  5. Trump Accidentally Confirms That He Leaked Israeli Intel to the Russians“I never mentioned the word … Israel,” Trump told reporters, implying that he shared the Jewish state’s intelligence without disclosing his source.
  6. Israel Gave Trump the Classified Intelligence He Shared With Russia: ReportOy vey.
  7. intelligence
    The Spy Who Can Change Disguises in a Public Bathroom“At times it could be extraordinarily difficult living with all the different names and aliases and so on.”
  8. Maybe Plants Remember Stuff“Overnight, they turn back to where the sun will be in the morning! They seem to encode, store, and retrieve that information.”
  9. If You Have a Twisted Sense of Humor, It’s Probably Because You’re a Cool GeniusA new study found that an appreciation for dark jokes is linked to higher IQ and lower aggression.
  10. CIA Chief Not Pleased That Incoming President Likened the CIA to NazisThe president-elect starts a messy, public feud with the director of the CIA, just days before inauguration.
  11. last night on late night
    Meyers & Kellyanne Conway Talk Trump Bombshell “This concerns me.”
  12. Intel Chiefs Presented Trump With Claims That Russia Has ‘Compromised’ HimA former MI6 agent claims that Russia has compromising information about the president-elect. And the CIA is taking that allegation seriously.
  13. After Intelligence Briefing, Trump Promises to Prioritize CybersecurityBut he did not concede Russia’s culpability in the hack of the DNC, and insisted cyberattacks had “no effect on the outcome of the election.”
  14. Success Depends on Your Personality More Than IQThe power of “non-cognitive” skills.
  15. brain scans
    Running Lots Connects Your Brain RegionsMore jogging, more brain connections.
  16. intelligence
    A New Theory for How Babies Learn Their First WordsIt’s what they see.
  17. science of us
    A Professional Guide to Dream InterpretationIt’s a lot like analyzing poetry.
  18. Babies Are Helplessly Dumb, and That’s Why Humans Are So SmartIt’s a symbiotic relationship.
  19. Donald Trump Tells America’s Intelligence Community That He Doesn’t Trust ThemOne day before he starts receiving classified briefings.
  20. A Preverbal Baby Is Way Smarter Than You ThinkThe “first words” aren’t even the beginning.
  21. Your Dog Has an IQWhat new research on canine smarts may one day reveal about human intelligence.
  22. intelligence
    Turns Out Blonde Ladies Are the SmartestWell, the smartest ladies, at least.
  23. Report: Clinton Never Sent Classified Information From Her Private Email AccountBernie Sanders may no longer have to hear about her “damn emails.”
  24. advice
    Ask Polly: Am I Too Smart for My Own Good?Stop thinking of yourself as cursed.
  25. oh men
    Men Love Smart Women Until They Actually Have to Talk to ThemYou can’t win.
  26. advice
    Ask Polly: Am I a Boring, Empty, Soulless Fake?Even if you were, what would that mean?
  27. British Tween Is Smarter Than You, EinsteinShe is also smarter than Stephen Hawking.
  28. what it's like
    What It’s Like to Be a Polyamorous Genius“I have learned that sometimes I have to acknowledge someone’s feelings even though they are stupid in my mind.”
  29. We’re Testing Children on the Wrong ThingsAre we measuring what we want to measure in education?
  30. anxiety
    Worrying About Stuff Is a Sign of IntelligenceVerbal intelligence, anyway. 
  31. Are Smart Kids Better at Drawing?What childhood art reveals about the child.
  32. We Should Chat About That ChatbotTechnological milestone? Nope. Jump-start for an important conversation? Yup.
  33. tv review
    Lyons: CBS’s Intelligence Is Unbearably StupidHe has the Internet … right in his brain!
  34. edward snowden
    The CIA Has Way More Money Than Everyone ThoughtEdward Snowden leaked the U.S. intelligence “black budget.”
  35. upfronts 2013
    Seitz: Snap Judgments on CBS’s New ShowsVulture’s TV critic weighs in.
  36. casting couch
    Lost’s Josh Holloway Will Star in CBS Drama Pilot IntelligenceAbout an agent with a superpower-y microchip in his brain.
  37. pick up lines
    CBS Orders Robin Williams Comedy Pilot, Drama from Homeland TeamCrazy Ones, a single-camera series set at an ad agency.
  38. Intelligence
    DAS Will Snoot-ify German Food
  39. Intelligence
    Faking It With Alton BrownHe’s kind of a genius.
  40. fancy places
    To Book the Waldorf Presidential Suite, You’ll Need a Background CheckNew York’s famous hotel likes to “know a little bit about you.”
  41. terrorble
    America May Be Trying Too Hard on CounterterrorismToo much information, too little time.
  42. comings and goings
    James Clapper Has to Be the Director of National Intelligence NowCongratulations, we think.