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Jonathan Wai


Durham, NC, United States

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Academic Twitter Superstar Tim Gill Reveals His Secrets

There’s that saying that sincere innovation is about seeing further by standing on the shoulders of giants. Then there’s that person who stands on the shoulders of that person standing on the shoulders of the giants. That’s Tim Gill. → Read More

Is Social Media Related To Creativity?

A new study explores the links between social media, smartphone addiction, and creativity. → Read More

How to Increase Access to Gifted Programs for Low-income, Black and Latino Children

COMMENTARY | New York City could be on the verge of dismantling gifted programs at its elementary and middle schools. Taking that step could make things even worse for some of the children it aims to help. → Read More

Here are the 50 smartest colleges in America

This college ranking shows where the smartest kids go to college in the US. California Institute of Technology took the top spot, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Did your school make the cut? → Read More

Despite the myth of the billionaire college dropout, most wealthy Americans have a degree

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard and became billionaires—but very few dropouts are so lucky. → Read More

Are Parents Increasingly Getting Better At Supporting Their Children’s Cognitive Growth?

The latest insights on intelligence, imagination, potential causes for the rise in IQ scores over the years, and how behavioral genetics is related to education and grit. → Read More

How Can We Best Help Talented Underrepresented Students?

The story of CAL Prep and how a decade of work and research on how to best educate talented underrepresented students is something educators can learn from. → Read More

A psychological trick to get anyone to like you

The halo effect is "the tendency to like (or dislike) everything about a person — including things you have not observed." → Read More

Having smart neighbors could mean a higher income for you

We know that intelligence matters at the level of the individual, impacting performance in school, work, and life. Decades of research supports that point. But what if your personal intelligence level doesn’t matter as much as the average level of intelligence of the country in which you live? This is what economist Garett Jones of... → Read More

Ivy league schools ranked by how smart their students are

Ranked by SAT and ACT scores. → Read More

The 101 smartest liberal arts colleges in America

Harvey Mudd College tops the list. → Read More

The 100 smartest private colleges in America

These schools have some serious brainpower. → Read More

The 105 smartest public colleges in America

Does your school make the cut? → Read More

The 610 smartest colleges in America

See the full list. → Read More

The 50 smartest colleges in America

Did your school make the list? → Read More

The most gifted students in India are outperforming academic prodigies in the US

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes a decade of intense practice—roughly 10,000 hours—to achieve mastery in any field. So, how does this apply to gifted students? Do gifted students from different countries actually invest their time differently in accruing those 10,000 hours needed to become masters of their field? And, in comparison, how... → Read More

These 25 schools are responsible for the greatest advances in science

This item has been corrected. Few individuals will be remembered in history for discovering a new law of nature, revolutionizing a new technology or captivating the world with their ideas. But perhaps these contributions say more about the impact of a university or college than test scores and future earnings. Which universities are most likely... → Read More

By neglecting spatial intelligence, how many Elon Musks have we missed?

Peter Thiel famously said of the future: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” As innovative as Twitter might be, it pales in comparison to engineering feats that could truly transform our future. Think, for example, of the things Elon Musk has been dreaming about: the Hyperloop, a Mars colony, or a new energy source.... → Read More

Your college major is a pretty good indication of how smart you are

Do students who choose to major in different fields have different academic aptitudes? This question is worth investigating for many reasons, including an understanding of what fields top students choose to pursue, the diversity of talent across various fields, and how this might reflect upon the majors and occupations a culture values. In order to... → Read More

Ivy League Schools Ranked By How Smart Their Students Are

Can you guess which is No. 1? → Read More