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Rats
  • Science
  • August 19 2015, 12:08 PM

How does your
brain remember
a face?

How does your 
brain remember 
a face?

We spoke with Dr. James Knierim about cognitive maps, Jennifer Aniston and how our brains are like a democracy.

  • News
  • July 21 2015, 3:56 PM

Giant lizards are living in Bangkok's sewers

Giant lizards are living in Bangkok's sewers

Recently there have been several sightings of giant lizards in the Bangkok sewer system, hunting rats and other small animals.

  • News
  • June 26 2015, 11:11 AM

Rats dream about reaching their goals, goals generally involve eating treats in a maze

Rats dream about reaching their goals, goals generally involve eating treats in a maze

The neurons that lit up when the rats understood the route were the same neurons that lit up during nap time.

  • News
  • April 22 2015, 1:27 PM

Rats were once as big as cats, smelled awful when cooked

Rats were once as big as cats, smelled awful when cooked

Researchers have recently discovered the rich evolutionary history of an extinct species of rat, many of which were the size of cats.

  • Question
  • March 2 2015, 12:59 PM

Can you fatally overdose on coffee?

Can you fatally overdose on coffee?

Hopes&Fears answers questions from our readers and friends, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder about death and caffeine.

  • News
  • February 24 2015, 10:42 AM

Blame the gerbils!

Blame the gerbils!

By studying historical climate fluctuations, scientists have determined that rodents from Central Asia were more likely to be responsible for the spread of the plague.