'Place cells' in the hippocampus are thought to guide us through our space but they may play a part in helping us to imagine future scenarios.
Here's how you can learn to see the normally hidden effects of polarised light that some animals use for navigation.
Major survey shows how attitudes towards GM food in Europe depend on gender, background and profession.
Latin America might have found itself on the dark side of the "digital divide" over the last 20 years or so, but this hasn’t impeded the development of digital arts there.
Ancient creepy-crawly "monster" had claws but no teeth.
Scientists have developed an online "brain training" game designed to make you associate unhealthy foods with saying no.
Manipulating fluids on the nanoscale could help us build better lab-on-a-chip devices such as microrobots.
Egypt's Islamist discontents are incensed at the abuse of the judicial system – and hellbent on sabotaging the country's stability.
Medicine has changed beyond recognition in the last 2,000 years. So why should we still care what the founders of Western medicine thought?
Asking teachers to 'spot the potential terrorist' isn't the best way of preventing radicalisation.
Those against shale gas extraction have scored a couple of wins in the north-west of England, but industry-government-researcher collusion may yet win the day.
It's time to listen to sex workers about how best to keep them safe.
The true scale of the war against IS has gone largely unremarked on – until now.
Declared 'unachievable' by a treasury watchdog, the zombie care.data scheme is back and still full of holes.
Apple's ability to develop the potential of good ideas should have existing streaming businesses worried.
While the traditional media peddles sexist stereotypes, social media is leading the charge for equality.
Clinical health research should stop ignoring important sex differences.
From July 1, schools have a legal duty to prevent pupils being radicalised.
Recruiters at top firms have been found to favour posher candidates. But research shows Yorkshire accents are perceived as the most intelligent.
Suprising discovery of fundamental property of light could lead to applications in optical communications, metrology and quantum information processing.
Spending on temporary staff sparks debate but staff shortages in the NHS means reducing them isn't a simple solution.
The most powerful laser ever built could help us produce a machine that can turn energy into matter.
Conservation won't be successful unless we work with people living at the forest edge.
A unique map of the galaxies in the sky could shed light on the mysteries of the universe – including dark energy and dark matter.
A cluster of MEPs has become a formal group in the European Parliament at a very sensitive time.
Our expert reveals that modern coffee culture has its roots in 18th-century literature.
The amount our workers produce has been stagnant for a while now, but there is a boost to be had in increasing labour force involvement in their jobs and the business.
The resources of those in cybercrime outstrip the agencies investigating them - we need more skilled digital forensic specialists fast.