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.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds