Artwork by Christoph Niemann knits a combined scarf and glove for the southern hemisphere
Broadcaster risks losing flagship programs following claims major backer will not renew multi-million pound deal
Industrial action this week is part of a three month campaign culminating in a national walkout at the end of June
Did I awake at two minutes to six on Monday morning – a Bank Holiday, no less – to hear David Attenborough's inaugural Tweet of the Day on Radio 4, so as to bring you a wholly authentic report of the listening experience? Did I heck.
Christie’s Travel, Science and Natural History specialist James Hyslop examines a pre-17th century fossilised bird egg on display at Christies’ auctioneers in London.
Museums at night have a certain romance and none more so than London's Natural History Museum, though romance may not be the most appropriate word when you are standing next to the gigantic dinosaur in the main hall. A drink next to the dinosaur is just the prologue to an imaginative bi-monthly evening that the museum has started. Called Night Safari, it involves small groups going to several rooms where they meet scientists who introduce them to the institution's most cherished animals, from Guy the Gorilla to a killer shark.
From art to sport, poetry to nature, travel to food, history to music: our writers select the best of the year’s books in a comprehensive guide to the highlights in every shade of the literary spectrum – except grey
"This song is about drinking... and disaster," frontman John Bramwell drily announces before launching into the astringent "To the Brink".
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Could the British still summon the stoicism of Captain Scott, asks Harry Mount
Otters and salmon have returned to our rivers, red kites are soaring over our motorways and exotic egrets are colonising our wetlands. So has British wildlife really made a comeback? Naturalist Stephen Moss investigates
Fancy and folly of the man who fell to earth
In the late 19th century, the English photographer Eadward Muybridge did much to enhance our knowledge of how we and other animals move with his studies of motion – most famously showing that a horse raises all four of its hooves simultaneously while galloping.
It will be hard to fill the mighty planet-traversing shoes of Sir David Attenborough, Britain's greatest broadcasting naturalist.