Russia denies agreed with US to share intel on IS militants

Moscow on Thursday denied a US assertion that it had agreed to ramp up intelligence-sharing with Washington over the Islamic State group, saying it would provide no such help without UN Security Council approval.

Have received terror alert, says Goa CM Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday confirmed that his government has received intelligence inputs about the state being a possible target of terror outfits.

Early creative skills indicate intelligence in teen years

A new study has suggested that kids` drawings at the age of four are linked to their intelligence when they reach 14 which seem to be influenced by the genes.

Why thinking skills go down with age

If your grandparents take a long to recognise known faces from a fleeting glance, that may well signal their declining intelligence.

Early reading skills make kids sharper

If you wish to see your kids emerge as intelligent adults, start now to mind their reading skills. Researchers have found that early reading skills might positively affect later intellectual abilities.

Sikhs ask US to reveal official use of slurs

A Sikh group today asked US authorities to reveal their use of ethnic slurs after a document leaked by Edward Snowden showed intelligence agents using an anti-Muslim epithet.

Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

Just like humans, some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next, says a study.

Turkey`s top court rules YouTube ban violates rights

Turkey`s top court ruled on Thursday that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedoms, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back.

Two arrested in Ecuador for alleged cyberattacks

Ecuadoran authorities said Thursday they have arrested two people for alleged cyberattacks targeting President Rafael Correa.

Senior South Korean intelligence official resigns

A top South Korean intelligence official resigned Monday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.

Josh Holloway welcomes son with wife Yessica

Josh Holloway and his wife Yessica Kumala welcomed their second child, son Hunter Lee Holloway in February.

Four-year-old UK boy has same IQ as Einstein

A four-year-old boy in the UK, believed to have the same IQ as physicist Albert Einstein, has become the youngest member of an exclusive genius club which has just 85 members worldwide.

Watching DIY videos before carrying out tasks may boost brain power

A new study has found that looking at how-to videos before carrying out simple tasks may boost the brain`s plasticity and increase motor skills.

Regular exercise can make you smarter

Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can actually make you smarter.

US studying rescue plans in case of crisis at Sochi Olympics

In the face of concerns about possible attacks by militants during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. military and intelligence officials have been studying contingency plans for evacuating Americans from the games in case of a crisis.

Bleak future for Afghanistan, US intelligence says: Report

Progress in Afghanistan over the past three years is likely to be seriously eroded by 2017 even if Western powers continue to support Kabul financially, a media report said today, citing an intelligence assessment.

Music `does not` boost intelligence

A pair of studies has claimed that studying music has no effect on improving cognitive abilities.

Strengthen intelligence to curb terror: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Monday called for strengthening the intelligence network to foil terror attacks and sought the arrest of "real culprits" in the Patna bombings that killed six people.

Exercise boosts teenagers` brain power: Study

Regular exercise boosts teenagers` school grades -- and particularly helps girls in science, a British study said Tuesday.

`Brain training` boosts working memory, but not intelligence

Brain training games, apps and websites may strengthen your ability to hold information in mind, but they do not benefit the kind of intelligence that helps you reason and solve problems, according to a new study.