Evolutionary biologists reveal that reports of altruism make a potential mate - even for a short-term fling - seem more attractive
This summary of a great career defines the evolutionary breakthroughs that made humankind
He posted: 'All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge'
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".
When the Dalai Lama received £1.1m last year from the Templeton Foundation, he did what all good Buddhist monks who have preached against materialism might be expected to do – he gave it away.
Virtuous atheists may live well and do good – but can they give hope to the hopeless cases?
Plymouth Brethren failed in bid – but one in four contenders have religious affiliations
As the rich world suffers its crisis of excess, we can learn much from peoples who live with little.
The history of human evolution is more complex than previously supposed, according to fossils showing that several species of early man once lived cheek by jowl in the same region of East Africa.
The National Trust has defended its decision to include references to creationist theory at a new state-of-the-art visitors' centre at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Parents of children in New York are doubtless grateful to the bureaucrats huddled at the city's Department of Education, labouring to protect them from the real world beyond the school fence. Heaven forbid that their young minds should be sullied by such notions as crime, death or birthdays.