Research into 'man-machine interface' could one day allow people to communicate directly with electronic devices by thought alone
"The mice at this station have been attacking customers," reads a sign at the entrance to Farringdon Tube station in London. "Please place the bottom of your trousers into your socks to avoid being a victim of the Farringdon mice."
There is something of a swagger about Vilas Ubhare when he sets about killing a rat. His stick comes down fast, the rat is dispatched and then in a fluid, unbroken motion Mr Ubhare hooks his toe under the rodent's tail, flips the corpse into the air and catches it neatly in a sack. It is like watching a footballer perform tricks in the park.
Animal welfare charities reacted angrily to news today that the number of animal experiments rose to a record high in Britain last year.
Benjamin Mee, the inspiration behind the new Matt Damon film, recalls a mad week of tigers and premieres
Laughter is the most obvious outward sign of happiness. But is it better for our health than we ever imagined?
A long weekend in tranquil, cushy Jersey makes you do things you wouldn't dream of doing at home, says Julie Burchill
The wretched of the earth high above turquoise blue seas; take a face mask with you before you clamber up the Jabal al-Zbeleh – the 'Mountain of Rubbish' – and just imagine the beauty of the beach that still exists six storeys of muck below you. These days, you might need the face mask when you observe Lebanon's politics, but the moment you see the middle-aged Palestinians of this place, filthy and gaunt, their shirts and trousers pasted with the detritus of Lebanon, you can only feel compassion. They work high atop this vile garbage heap, to ferret out old plastic and leather and metal and still-ripe tomatoes amid flies and rats and wild dogs and rotten food and used hospital syringes and torn-open sacks of household rubbish and methane gas.
Research into cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's could be set back by boycott
Sex and imminent nuclear annihilation come alive in the tale of a boy and girl finding love – just as Kennedy and Khrushchev lock horns over Cuba
A huge rise in its numbers should not stop us giving the maligned rodent more respect
Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei is eloquent, even when held by his government, in two UK shows
An LA water tank 'adopted' by the elusive street artist has sparked an ownership battle that could end in court
Taxonomy tells us how animals, plants and the planet are changing. But without better funding and more young scientists, we will be left with millions of anonymous species, says Roger Dobson
My earliest food memory... My mum's amazing banana ice-cream. I do a version of it and I don't know why, but I can never get it to taste as good – it's missing her magic touch.
It's another tale of broken promises at No 10 as the rodents have a field day