The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
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Monday 30 July 2012
The French are sensitive about their favourite dishes, as the fierce response to California's ban on the sale of foie gras has illustrated.
Thursday 26 July 2012
An experiment based on an Aesop's fable has shown how differently children and crows learn about the world.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
From jungle fabrics and Caribbean colours to exotic fruit imagery and bird of paradise accessories, interiors have gone totally tropical, finds Emily Jenkinson
Thursday 19 July 2012
Rain and cold weather this summer have taken their toll on rare osprey chicks in a remote corner of England, the Forestry Commission said.
Monday 16 July 2012
This year's bad weather has proved “almost apocalyptic” for much of the UK's wildlife, the National Trust warned today.
Monday 16 July 2012
More than 500 dead penguins have been washed up on beaches in southern Brazil over the past week.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
An investigation is under way after the mysterious deaths of 30 swans in Cardiff.
Saturday 30 June 2012
The hawk that patrols Wimbledon to deter pigeons has been stolen, police said.
Thursday 28 June 2012
It’s the age of long hair and raging hormones, wide lapels and wider collars, the age of new found “permissiveness” where the world and his dog are gagging for some extra-curricular congress and the great and good are headed for their lavish Spanish villas with or without the wife.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
The giant tortoise's demise means his kind are extinct. Michael McCarthy pays tribute and asks which species is next
What To Do, See & Buy: John Lewis fabrics; Brindisa; Another London; The Oak Room; Sushilla; Create 2012 Souvenirs
Saturday 23 June 2012
Thursday 21 June 2012
The RAF has been accused of causing the deaths of kittiwake chicks when jets flew low over their island nesting sites and scared tens of thousands of birds.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
How to win friends, think more about sex, and get things done
Monday 18 June 2012
The chirruping of the cockney sparra was once commonplace, but now, ten years since a study found that the bird was on the verge of extinction in the capital, charities are calling on Londoners to help save it.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
The evolution of birds may have helped to keep insects from growing into much larger species, scientists have said. Faced with an airborne predatory threat, the creatures stayed small to be more manoeuvrable, it is believed.
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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