Mensa Bulletin Features
It began with my sixth great grandfather, once a deputy sheriff of Frederick County. There, during the American Revolution, he formed and outfitted a militia company to support the war effort. Almost 250 years later, in August, our story came full circle with my visit to a grave in the French capital containing soil from Bunker Hill.
Like the brain, studying human intelligence can be curious, particularly when it comes to correlating quantitative measurements with specific biological factors. That is what makes so impressive the research of Dr. Aron K. Barbey, winner of the 2019 Mensa Foundation Prize.
A constitutional convention held today would be a prime target for influence by those who harbor ambitions of becoming American royalty, running the nation like a feudal kingdom, and further reducing or eliminating the ability of We the People to influence government.
Jerome Findlay Quidley III was not a man of God. But he was a respected member of Hootlani, a bootlegger’s paradise at the end of the earth. When a viper enters the Garden of Eden, Jerome Findlay Quidley III must make an important decision: where to head from here.
How do we keep autopilot from kicking in to make us hang with a decision not in our own best interest? And how do we resolve the resulting cognitive dissonance? The key is to be aware of this tendency that exists in all of us and consciously combat it.
Founded by a rock star, a UFO-hunting organization uses serious experts in its search for answers. Can To the Stars Academy’s team, and their backgrounds with legit outfits such as Skunk Works, the National Security Agency, NASA, and the CIA, also find credibility?
The Pacific Ocean, the largest and deepest water mass on Earth, stretching from Asia and Australia on the west to the Americas on the east, is home to many beautiful creatures swimming in its depths: graceful blue whales, magnificent green sea turtles, and … a soup of swelling waste.
Knowing all the rules doesn’t necessarily tell us how every game plays out. Join me in some wildly inaccurate back-of-the-envelope calculations based on unsupported assumptions and total guesswork as we try to estimate just how high Mount Rumsfeld goes.
Your Culture Type provides insight into yours and your colleagues’ tolerance for change and resilience when facing transition. Knowing how to comfortably adapt — and helping others adapt — often depends on these influential traits.
While behavior is fluid and non-prescriptive, the four different Culture Types — Stabilizers, Fixers, Independents, and Organizers — are designed to identify what is most natural or where a person feels most at home.
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?