The academic study of stupidity has turned up some interesting findings | Uncommon Descent

As Michael Egnor tells us, scientism is not a cure for stupidity. But never mind, quite a few science savants have rushed in fearlessly: Evolutionary biologist David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute, told Nautilus, “Stupidity is using a rule where adding more data doesn’t improve yo

Source: The academic study of stupidity has turned up some interesting findings | Uncommon Descent

Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution | The Scientist Magazine®

An analysis of the contours of more than 600 kids’ brains points to links between cerebral surface area and heritability in regions of the brain important in cognition.

Source: Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution | The Scientist Magazine®

Mini cheetah is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip: Robot’s lightweight, high-power design is the perfect platform to share and play — ScienceDaily

New mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right-side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person’s walking speed.

Source: Mini cheetah is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip: Robot’s lightweight, high-power design is the perfect platform to share and play — ScienceDaily