Researchers figure out how coffee can boost (some) solar cells

Oh great, more competition for my morning coffee.

Is Coffee good or bad? A critical view on the science behind it

Evidence points to the fact that coffee does more good than harm, indicating that it can be part of a healthful diet.

More bang for your cup: new algorithm determines ideal caffeine intake for the best results

Give me coffee or heads will roll.

Recents studies show how coffee is good for your health

The idea that coffee is good for you is not a new one.

Drinking too much caffeine can kill you — Latte, soda, and energy drink combo kill US teen

Three cups of coffee is already too much.

Caffeine is essentially useless after three sleep-deprived nights

After only three nights of sleeping five hours or less, caffeine stops working.

Powder caffeine overdose risks prompts FDA to issue letter of warning to producers

Americans’ love affair with coffee has turned into an obsession. More than half report drinking coffee at least 3.1 cups each day, totaling a $40 billion market. For some, regular coffee isn’t enough so they go for the extract: powdered caffeine. The drug is unregulated and can be sold over the counter in any pharmacy. You can even buy a one kilo bag (2.2 pounds) off Amazon and have it delivered to your doorstep. So, what’s the problem? It’s caffeine right? Well, to problem is that even a few teaspoons of the powdered caffeine mixed with a drink can potentially kill you. It’s really, really easy to overdose and, case in point, two teenagers passed away last year in separate incidents. They had no idea what they were doing, and the confusing labeling might have had something do with it. Now, the FDA has officially sent warning letters to the biggest US producers of powdered caffeine that they should change their labeling in 15 days from the issued order.

Sugar with that? Sweetening coffee or tea really changes your drink

Coffee and tea taste bitter to most people because of the caffeine. Of course, some like their coffee dark, but most people, including yours truly, can’t have a sip without at least a lump of sugar inside. Apparently, we’re on to something. Adding sugar to coffee or tea not only cuts the bitterness, but changes the chemistry of the drink at a fundamental level, according to Dr. Seishi Shimizu at University of York.

Caffeine consumption slows down brain development

Humans and other mammals show particularly intensive sleeping patterns during puberty – this is also the period during which the brain matures the most; but when pubescent lab rats were administered coffee, their brains matured much slower and not so efficient, a new study shows; considering that children’s and young adults’ coffee consumption has increased dramatically in the past decades,

Bees use caffeine to boost memory and remember plants better

Honeybees are extraordinary animals, and for years scientists have looked at them for inspiration to develop new technologies from artificial hive mind computers to explosive detectors. Bees have been truly gifted by nature, and we’re only starting to unravel the many abilities these fantastic insects possess. Recently, researchers at Newcastle University have found that bees enjoy a good “cup of java”

Caffeine consumption linked to hallucinations

You can’t believe everything people say, but you sometimes can’t even believe what you hear, especially if you’ve had 3 or more cups of coffee. Australian researchers from La Trobe University have just published a study suggesting that people on a major coffee buzz are prone to hear and seethings that aren’t there. The thins is that this might raise