The year we said hello to the olinguito, the kabomani tapir, the Cambodian tailorbird, the leaf-tailed gecko and the tinkerbella wasp
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Wednesday 02 October 2013
The aquatic killer 'bots have been developed to combat the increasing menace of jellyfish swarms
Thursday 05 September 2013
It is feared that vespa velutina nigrithorax, which can grow to four-times the size of a British honey bee, could attack the indigenous bee population
Wednesday 04 September 2013
First aid experts advise anyone eating outside to beware stings and keep a credit card to hand
Wednesday 04 September 2013
Richard III suffered from a roundworm infection, according to research carried out on his skeleton.
Friday 17 May 2013
A sort of bestiary of myth, legend and animal analogy, Wilderness uses wildlife traits as jumping-off points for enigmatic tales in typical Handsome Family manner.
Thursday 20 December 2012
If you thought the film Arachnophobia was the scariest thing you've seen - probably best to stop reading now.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
More than thirty separate scientific studies in the last three years have shown adverse effects on insects such as bees from neonicotinoids, the controversial nerve-agent pesticides, MPs have been told.
Monday 19 November 2012
The deadly Chalara fungus threatens ash trees, but the dead wood will provide a cornucopia of invertebrates for birds to feed on
Friday 05 October 2012
A worm from an ecosystem far, far away on the ocean floor has been named after the Star Wars character Yoda.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Friday 29 June 2012
The best site for the freshwater pearl mussel – supposedly the reason Julius Caesar invaded Britain – has been seriously damaged by low flows in the Cumbrian river.
Thursday 21 June 2012
A once-extinct moth has recolonised large parts of the UK by gaining a foothold in abandoned industrial sites, conservationists said today.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, a study has found.
Friday 30 March 2012
Twice in the past three years, the Government has been asked, on the basis of compelling evidence, to suspend the use of the new generation of neonicotinoid pesticides, until the increasingly worrying evidence that they are extremely harmful to bees and other pollinating insects has been shown to be unfounded.
Friday 09 March 2012
The 4am munchies just got a whole lot more convenient in LA, after Sprinkles shop in Beverly Hills created the world's first 24-hour cupcake ATM.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train