Mensa Bulletin Features
From the Egyptians of antiquity to Sushruta and Aretaeus the Cappadocian, onto the Renaissance, and into the age of modern medicine, we’ve come to learn a lot about diabetes. Understanding its history is understanding the disease.
In spirit, the graves of those felled along the Western Front remain guarded. A century after the Great War, a silent sentinel watches over visitors to the hallowed grounds.
In works ranging from Bram Stoker’s seminal 1897 book Dracula to Blaxploitation-era films like Blacula, vampires have long held a place in popular culture, tied inexorably to the subject of sexuality whether subtly or explicitly.
With a nudge and some notes from his beloved, a widow attempts to move on with his life while again cherishing the life he once had. Husband and wife no more — nevertheless, she attempts to make him whole.
In the future, it is decided that all cars will have to be self-driving. Just before the new mandate is to go into effect, one man wants a last turn behind the wheel — a last turn at real freedom.
Incredible as it may seem at first thought, practically every sentence that you speak and write during your lifetime has never been spoken or written before in human history. Without realizing it, we all spend most of our waking hours inventing language.
When the wife of a mom-and-pop auto shop visits a local school, she finds her next fixer-upper in the form of a scared young pupil. Are empathy and kindness sufficient tools to repair this fragile boy?
What the pyramids were to the ancient Egyptians the Oxford English Dictionary is to English language scholarship — the most impressive collective achievement of our civilization. The difference is that inside the OED pulses something alive, growing, and evolving.
Published anonymously in 1818, this year marks the bicentennial of Frankenstein, one of the most famous works of English Romanticism. Two hundred years later, a question lingers: Did we misread who the true monster author was?
Norwegian neurologist and Mensan Dr. Kaja Nordengen, author of the bestselling scientific divulgation Your Superstar Brain: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Mind, became in 2014, at 26, the youngest female medical doctor in Norway.
Mensan artist David Ilan is trying to make a point — several points, actually. In some ways, Ilan is no different from other artists whose works distill larger themes into discrete subjects; their creations are microcosms for meaningful messages. What sets apart Ilan’s work is his embrace of the macro and micro.
“Freak accidents” are not typically associated with a successful run as an astronaut. For Dr. David Wolf, however, spacefaring has not so much defined his career as it has augmented a jam-packed life story.
Reading bits of history can be fascinating, but walking through them breathes life into printed facts. But it’s not just the cultural, historical, and artistic knowledge from which students can benefit on pilgrimages.
How does a Mensan excel at Survivor? Getting on the show is hard enough, but apparently Saran Wrap proves useful. While on the show it helps to be good at math. Hofbeck shares her secrets with a fellow New Jersey Mensan and fan of the show.
A mother's selflessness and her daughter's shame. A cruel nickname and an abandonment of the same. If Altrua St. Trudy cannot outgrow her family name, she'll have to outshine it.
Swords and knives have historically played a significant role in African culture, with their creation seen as tied to magic, mythology, and history all at once.
In a new documentary set to air in November on PBS, Mensan Suzanne Garber lays bare some of the frustrating intricacies of the U.S. health care system in light of how other countries operate and how their citizens engage in their own health.
I wasn’t supposed to yank this wailing woman out of a La-Z-Boy, wasn’t supposed to get clubbed in the head with a bottle of Beefeater by an uncle who thought I didn’t know enough to care. I wasn’t supposed to celebrate my 40th birthday in Buffalo General’s room 720.
From Modafinil and similar nootropics to gene editing and brain-computer interfaces — will our seemingly endless quest for neuroenhancement forever end in "Flowers for Algernon"?
Michael felt the bourbon glaze numb his face as it always had after… how many? He stopped counting years ago, in the days when the high was a little higher and the morning climb back to reality not so treacherous.