August 1, 2016
Defining intellectual ability requires examining the tools used to measure it
Defining intellectual ability requires examining the tools used to measure it

“How do you test a person for intelligence?” The question implies many further questions, from simple ones to those with layers of definitions, one of which is: What is intelligence?

By Supervisory Psychologist G. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D.
August 3, 2016
Over-the-Counter Data — The heroics of well-displayed information
Over-the-Counter Data — The heroics of well-displayed information

If intelligent people cannot understand data displays, you have to consider what is wrong with the data displays. To be effective wholesale, we need data to be over-the-counter.

By Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. • Illustrations by Jonathan Moore
Finding lost souls is in this scientist's DNA
Finding lost souls is in this scientist's DNA

Dr. Rhonda Roby pioneered victim identification using mitochondrial DNA. Now she leads a team of lab-coated hunters seeking to bring closure to families searching for answers.

Mental Hopscotch — if I’m so smart, why is my brain so dumb?
Mental Hopscotch — if I’m so smart, why is my brain so dumb?

This is a slightly edited copy of Wil's prepared remarks for our Mensa Annual Gathering. These remarks are meant to be heard and performed, so some of the nuance may be lost in the text.

By Wil Wheaton
July 1, 2016
All’s Well That Ends
All’s Well That Ends

March 6, 1983 — The howling wind was shoving California into Arizona that night, and the sea off San Diego protested. “Mayday, mayday! This is the yacht Marie.”

By Louise Lang