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Are High-IQ People More Likely to Use Drugs?

Mat Hayward / Shutterstock.com In 1884, a young researcher named Sigmund Freud was studying the mysteries of the human brain when he wrote an article about cocaine. The scientist extolled its benefits in a paper, “Über Coca,” chronicling how he felt when he used the drug. For the next 12 years, Freud habitually used cocaine as [...]

Elephants capable of insight

In a series of experiments elephants have been shown to be capable of spontaneous problem solving. To test elephant intelligence researchers hung some…