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Lumosity thinks we’re dunces.

Lumosity analyzed various colleges and universities in a study designed to test “the cognitive performance of their students.” Its study used the voluntary game scores of 89,699 college users to create a “Grand Index score,” which Lumosity then ranked by institution. Topping the list were MIT, Harvard, and Stanford, while Columbia interestingly came in at 61st and second to last among Ivies. Brown ranks at 31, Princeton at 39, Cornell at 62, NYU at 91, and Bob Jones University at 102. Here’s the top 10 of Lumosity’s Smartest Colleges:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. Harvard University
  3. Stanford University
  4. Northwestern University
  5. Yale University
  6. Washington University in St Louis
  7. Dartmouth College
  8. Wellesley College
  9. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  10. Duke University

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Dystopia: from the people who brought you Snow White

Collectivism might not be quite the way to go, but using money as an incentive is making us poor problem solvers. (Nature Blogs)

Remember, remember, the fifth of November: David Cameron comes under fire for attempting to make the UK a police state. (LA Times)

Congenital birth defects may soon be a thing of the past, GATTACA style. (Science Daily)

Teachers can be creepers. (New York Times)

Sticking it to the man, one Great Firewall at a time. (Al Jazeera)

In troubled times, sometimes laugher is the best medicine. Shout-out to CU alum Nina Pedrad for co-writing last night’s episode of 30 Rock!


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