The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
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Friday 24 January 2014
Why sloths descend from the safety of the trees once a week to go to the toilet has baffled scientists - but one specialist thinks he has the answer
Saturday 28 December 2013
Why grandma, what a big family tree you have... Scientific research has been used to trace Little Red Riding Hood’s roots....
Thursday 14 November 2013
... and, as Nick Clark discovers, she has ancestors spanning Africa, Asia and Europe
Pope Benedict breaks seven-month silence to deny covering up abuse by paedophile priests, and to denounce Richard Dawkins' work as 'science fiction'
Wednesday 25 September 2013
The emeritus pope made the comments in a letter to prominent mathematician and atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi
Sunday 15 September 2013
An insight beyond the caricature
Thursday 12 September 2013
Other contenders for the prize included the axolotl and the pig-nosed turtle
Friday 23 August 2013
From the Fens to Chernobyl, this tour of turf shows the skills of a gifted, if sombre, naturalist
Saturday 10 August 2013
1. Pope Francis.
Sunday 14 July 2013
Tom Lehrer's spring isn't complete without poisoning them in the park; Dick Dastardly dratted and double-dratted himself to near-oblivion chasing one. For the rest of us, it's become all too easy to vilify them as "rats with wings".
This will grow on you: Google Doodle celebrates 161st birthday of Julius Richard Petri - inventor of the Petri dish
Thursday 30 May 2013
Google is commemorating the achievements of the scientist Julius Richard Petri today with a Google Doodle that shows his invention - the Petri dish - in action.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Consumers are being routinely cheated when they buy cod and haddock, a study has found.
Friday 08 March 2013
Virtuous atheists may live well and do good – but can they give hope to the hopeless cases?
Thursday 24 January 2013
New, lower estimate means every plant and animal could be catalogued by the year 2100
Thursday 27 December 2012
A stuffy academic?
Sunday 23 December 2012
For the Higgs boson believers, and me, Celtic just got lucky against Barcelona
Culinary experts in The Netherlands thought it was 'fresh' and 'tasty'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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