Scents and sensibility
Our sense of smell gives flavour to food, emotion to memories, and connects us to each other. But how exactly does it work?
We ride a stream of naked neurons, stripped of their sheaths, to the most blissful moments and deepest intimacies of life
Maps in the head
How animals navigate their way around provides clues to how the brain forms, stores and retrieves memories
The queen does not rule
The ant colony has often served as a metaphor for human order and hierarchy. But real ant society is radical to its core
The minds of other animals
Animal consciousness is taboo in many areas of biological science. What’s so hard about the inner lives of other species?
How and why did humans domesticate animals – and what might this tell us about the future of our own species?