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Saturday 04 January 2014
Thursday 02 January 2014
Creatures were given snacks in exchange for having their details recorded by zoo keepers
Saturday 23 November 2013
London club at risk while 65,000 fans will watch England’s World Cup semi-final at Wembley today
Wednesday 13 November 2013
The cold snap is coming. We say stay on the sofa, preferably wearing one of these cosy onesies
Brian Smith: My heart says Australia – my head says it’s going to be mighty close against Lions in the first Test
Saturday 22 June 2013
I’ve never seen anyone hit a ball s straight and true as Halfpenny
Wednesday 06 February 2013
The Government has temporarily blocked two rare George Stubbs paintings from leaving the country, although £5.5m needs to be raised by August to keep them in the UK permanently.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
From boats bobbing on the Great Barrier Reef, to hot air balloons hovering over the rainforest, and the hilltops and beaches in between, tens of thousands of scientists, tourists and amateur astronomers watched as the sun, moon and Earth aligned and plunged northern Australia into darkness during a total solar eclipse today.
Last Night's Viewing: Natural World Special: Living with Baboons, BBC2
The Toilet – an Unspoken History, BBC4
Friday 20 July 2012
Anthropomorphism fell out of favour a long time ago in natural history films, all that Disney personification being felt to get in the way of a dispassionate scientific presentation of the facts. But you wouldn't have known it from the opening lines of Rob Sullivan's Natural World Special: Living with Baboons. "As with all families, sometimes they fall out," said David Attenborough with avuncular condescension, as two hamadryas baboons tore chunks out of each other. Shortly before, he'd described the troop veterans as "wise old grandparents who've seen it all before".
Sunday 01 July 2012
From Saddleback pork to hot-smoked mackerel, cut out the middleman and get the finest foods delivered to your door...
Thursday 31 May 2012
Protected birds earn reprieve after sudden U-turn
Monday 23 April 2012
Struggling state shocked to discover it produces dozens of bizarre research papers that no one reads
Sunday 25 March 2012
A bit of a departure this week, to celebrate the British Library's championing of forgotten authors. The jewel in their crown is the republication of the world's first detective novel, The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Warren Adams, which had been serialised in the magazine Once A Week between 1862 and 1863.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Vital medical research is being "choked off" because airlines and ferry companies are refusing to bring animals into the country for testing in the face of pressure from animals' rights activists, a former science minister has warned.
Sunday 04 March 2012
Our writer finds in the story of the police horse lent to Rebekah Brooks a Swiftian satire that highlights animal nobility and human awfulness
Thursday 01 March 2012
Ministers will today dash hopes of an immediate ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
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?
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
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'