Ever feel like you have the memory of a monkey? Well, as it turns out—you’re probably not even that smart. Even the Japanese researchers were surprised when they pitted young chimps against human adults and the chimps won. Young chimps, it appears, have better cognitive functioning when it comes to short-term memory that college educated humans.
There is something to be said for the mind of a researcher. Making their way through university they must attempt to distinguish themselves from the pack. In the real world that competition only gets hotter. So when you get a study that looks at a woman’s curves and how it affects her intelligence, you know that someone was really trying hard.
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March Boedihardjo is like other boys his age in many respects, but the Indonesian-Chinese mathematics prodigy is also Hong Kong's youngest undergraduate. The 9 year-old was accepted by Hong Kong's Baptist University to study for a master's degree after gaining straight As in entrance A-level exams usually taken by 17 to 18 year-olds.