The year we said hello to the olinguito, the kabomani tapir, the Cambodian tailorbird, the leaf-tailed gecko and the tinkerbella wasp
It’s billed as a sleepover, but as Kunal Dutta discovered, what with insect-based snacks there was far too much happening at the Natural History Museum
'We had a wonderful July,' says National Trust specialist. 'The way nature fought back was miraculous; it went into overdrive'
A zebra's stripes protects it from a range of predators, both big and small
A Youtube video showing how the work is made has now received over 7 million views, with the artists admitting that many commentators have asked 'what if I poured aluminum in your house'
New research reveals that an electrical quirk sends a spider's woven silk springing towards its victims. Zander Swinburne unravels the science
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
Sexually frustrated fruit flies die earlier, new research suggests.
Researchers use new screening method to find four repellents that are as powerful as substance used effectively for more than 60 years to protect people
More than 1,600 have also been injured in attacks from the deadly insects
Further sightings of the false widow spider, Britain’s most venomous arachnid, are raising fears following reports that the spider is heading north.
Experts - and Independent readers - give their tips
First aid experts advise anyone eating outside to beware stings and keep a credit card to hand
Britain should expect “many hundreds” more pests and pathogens to invade the country in the coming years, endangering vast volumes of food production, the author of a new report has warned.
This summary of a great career defines the evolutionary breakthroughs that made humankind
Freaky dancer Bez is buzzing as he encourages a green initiative in his hometown of Manchester.