Eating your largest meal at breakfast time may help decrease appetite for the rest of the day but it does not affect the way in which the body metabolizes calories in a different way to any other meal.
Neurons in the brains of birds are more energy efficient than in mammalian brains.
People who look alike but are not related share similar DNA, a new study reports. The findings also suggest the shared genetic variations not only relate to similar physical appearance but also common habits and behaviors.
Extended intense cognitive work causes potentially toxic byproducts to build up in the prefrontal cortex. This alters control over decision-making, causing a shift toward low-cost actions that require less effort as cognitive fatigue sets in.
A human's ability to interpret the cries of a baby in pain isn't innate but learned from experience.
Increasing ambient temperatures has a negative impact on sleep duration, researchers report.
Older people's brains allocate more space to accumulated knowledge and have more material to navigate when trying to access memories, a new study reports.
A new study suggests the differences in the gut microbiome associated with autism may be a result of restricted dietary preferences, which are a common feature of ASD, rather than a cause of autism symptoms.
A study of Scandinavian Winter swimmers reveals alternating between cold water swimming and hot sauna sessions may affect the way in which brown adipose fat burns energy and produces heat.