On December 29 in the year 1170, Thomas Becket, the former Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II, was murdered by four knights in a […]
How dangerous is radiation exposure? The reality is much less fantastical than typically portrayed in Hollywood horror films. […]
The immune response in a human’s immune system is remarkably complex, very efficient, and profoundly fascinating. Let’s investigate. There are many characteristics of the immune system […]
While bad habits can seem like minor, unimportant behaviors, they are, in fact, significant activities that can derail an otherwise healthy, happy lifestyle. How can we use the tools of cognitive neuroscience to help us break bad habits? […]
How do neurons communicate with each other? If there is a gap between them, how is communication possible? Understanding this phenomena took a giant step forward with the discovery that axons actually generate electricity. […]
Flowering plants arrived relatively late in geological time, between 290 to 145 million years ago. But once here, they evolved quickly and often displaced many other types of plants. In fact, in terms of species, flowering plants are the dominant plant form on Earth today with more than 300,000 types. Learn how their unique reproductive mechanisms led to this explosion of speciation in such a relatively short time.
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