Though most organisms thrive with small brains, or none at all, the human species opted for a different route
New technology developed in the US allows a paralysed man to move for the first time.
Scientists have built a tissue replica of our cognitive centre in the hope of decoding how this complex organ works.
Mail & Guardian science editor Sarah Wild shares some exciting discoveries from around the world.
Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans; scientists now say they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning.