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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
UK conker trees under threat from alien invading moths as scientists say Britain’s wasps are losing the insect war
Thursday 23 January 2014
Experts say there simply aren’t enough wasps to keep the horse chestnut-munching moths at bay
A good year for nature in Britain, despite the cold: After frostiest March for 50 years, summer gave rise to an explosion in wildlife
Friday 27 December 2013
'We had a wonderful July,' says National Trust specialist. 'The way nature fought back was miraculous; it went into overdrive'
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Exotic butterflies and moths from the Continent have begun to colonise Britain following the hot summer, the Butterfly Conservation charity reports.
Sunday 02 June 2013
Our obsession with neatness is harming plants, bees and butterflies
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Comprehensive study reveals hedgehogs, turtle doves and red squirrels among species seeing biggest falls
Saturday 18 May 2013
Eva Elliott no sooner starts a relationship than she is wondering how to get out of it, and worries that there is something odd about her tendency "to think so often about endings". That's until she meets the dashing barrister Luke, who would seem to offer her lasting happiness. But when an old friend of his, the glamorous Grace, arrives on the scene, Eva feels threatened – and her feet begin to itch once more.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
If this was supposed to be the preliminary sketch for an Epsom masterpiece, then for now Liber Nauticus remains closer to an oil tanker than a dashing ocean clipper. Nonetheless she finds herself disputing favouritism for the Investec Oaks, bookmakers having taken an indulgent view of the heavy weather she made of her trial here.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Cracks appear down at the gallery
The moth that made mobile phone companies sit up and listen: Insect with sharpest hearing in the world could revolutionise technology
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Greater wax moth is capable of hearing sounds 100 times higher than the whiniest human voice
Monday 08 April 2013
The North American monarch butterfly’s amazing migration, travelling thousands of miles each year from its wintering grounds in Mexico to as far north as the Great Lakes of Canada and back, is done without any internal maps, a study has found.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
The 366th anniversary of the birth of German artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian is celebrated in Google’s latest doodle.
Monday 25 March 2013
It has since been identified as from the wolf spider family
Sunday 17 March 2013
Out of America: More GM crops mean more herbicides – which destroy the food the insects need for their epic migration
Sunday 17 February 2013
The saviour of the art of war
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Follow the latest news and score as Chelsea take on Maribor at Stamford Bridge
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
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'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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