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# intelligence - Monday 10 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge How fake ‘celebrity geniuses’ fooled the internet Whoops

How fake ‘celebrity geniuses’ fooled the internet

A story of Mensa, the media and Shakira.

# intelligence - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Iodine deficiency during pregnancy could adversely affect children’s mental development

Even mild or moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy could have a “significant” affect on the cognitive development of a child, according to new research.

# intelligence - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Boston police chief: We never got the warning about the Tsarnaevs

Russian authorities had alerted the FBI in 2011 about a possible threat from Tamerlan Tsarnaev – but Boston police were never told.

# intelligence - Sunday 6 January, 2013

16 ways to find out if you’re a genius

Business Insider’s picked out 16 of the world’s most popular IQ tests. Have a look and see how you’d score.

# intelligence - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Syrian rebels set up independent intelligence service

Members say they will be a security shield over the ‘sons of the revolution’ – but will hunt down abusers on either side.

# intelligence - Friday 21 September, 2012

Revenue seize €70,000 of cannabis in Drogheda

The seizure was a result of the controlled delivery of a package, originating in Nigeria, to a residential premises.

# intelligence - Monday 10 September, 2012

20 per cent think people with mental health problems are 'of below average intelligence'

More than 40 per cent of people surveyed said that undergoing treatment for mental health problem is a sign of personal failure.

# intelligence - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Smoking cannabis as a teenager lowers IQ - study

Habitually smoking cannabis as a teenager, when the brain is undergoing critical development, may have an adverse impact on IQ levels.

# intelligence - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Syria: Rebels bombard airbase near Aleppo amid reports of torture and execution

There have been further reports of human rights abuses from both government forces and rebels in Syria as the battle for its second city continues.

# intelligence - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Egypt extends arresting powers to military and intelligence agents

Move sparks accusations military is trying to recreate expired emergency laws.

# intelligence - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

'Undetectable' underwear bomb plot thwarted says CIA

The device was an upgrade of the Christmas 2009 underwear bomb plot but the would-be bomber had not yet picked a target or bought an airline ticket.

# intelligence - Sunday 29 April, 2012

How are gifted young people cared for in Ireland? spoke to the Irish Centre for Talented Youth to debunk some of the myths surrounding exceptionally-abled children and young people in Ireland.

# intelligence - Friday 27 April, 2012

Danish intelligence service arrests three over terror attack plans

The three are suspected of plotting a terror attack in Copenhagen.

# intelligence - Sunday 22 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# intelligence - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Minister backs graphic novel promoting emotional intelligence in teens

Kevin Kelly’s ‘Xceptionalise’ hopes to encourage greater emotional intelligence, which in turn may lower suicide rates.

# intelligence - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Baboons can learn to spot real words - study

Baboons are able to identify recurring patterns and determine which four-letter combinations are real words, new research shows.

# intelligence - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Secret agents and magnetic bombs: the how and why of modern assassinations

Do assassinations achieve their political aims and how do agents really carry them out?

# intelligence - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Infographic: Why you should get more sleep

Your health, your mood and your sex life are all affected if you don’t catch enough shut-eye.

# intelligence - Friday 2 December, 2011

WikiLeaks releases 'spy files'

The Spy Files contain information on almost 300 companies that offer intelligence services. WikiLeaks said this secret industry has boomed since 9/11 and is worth billions per year.

# intelligence - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

German intelligence agency admits destruction of files linking staff to Nazi SS, Gestapo

The destruction of files relating to around 250 BND employees was discovered during a historical inquiry into the organisation’s links with Nazi Germany.

# intelligence - Thursday 26 May, 2011

CIA will be granted access to bin Laden house

US intelligence forces will be given an opportunity to search for fingerprints and other evidence in Abbottabad.

# intelligence - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Petraeus tipped as new head of the CIA

US officials have indicated that the next head of the CIA will be General David Petraeus – the current head of international forces in Afghanistan.

# intelligence - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Al-Qaeda operative worked for MI6, according to Guantánamo files

A man accused of bombing churches and a hotel in Pakistan was working for MI6 at the time the attacks took place.

# intelligence - Thursday 28 October, 2010

MI6 chief: we have nothing to do with torture Intelligence This post contains videos

MI6 chief: we have nothing to do with torture

In the first ever public speech by a serving head of MI6, Sir John Sawer insists his organisation does not engage in torture.