The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons. They signal to one another electrochemically to control our behavior.
Coffee has so much more caffeine than tea that the body can absorb a lot of it quickly. Tea, on the other hand, makes the body work hard to absorb its caffeine.
In 2019, researchers discovered a tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest that has a behavior that’s surprisingly similar to the Marvel superhero Spiderman.
The oldest tree in Europe is a 1,230 year-old Heldreich's pine living in southern Italy.
A chemical analysis of a Bronze Age jug found in Egypt might finally vindicate an old theory that jugs like it contained opium.
A growing body of research has slowly revealed a number of characteristics Neanderthals shared with humans.