It used to be thought that goldcrests hitched a ride on woodcock – now we know they do it by themselves
With summer gone at last after a blissful final fortnight of sunshine, I wish to advance a proposition with which many people may disagree: having fewer wasps around is not necessarily a good thing
Dame Sally Davies approached the editor of a rival scientific journal to discredit the study in the eyes of the public, the Independent understands
British holiday makers Tom and Charlotte described the experience as "It felt like a bus was landing on us"
The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
In a story similar to the plot of the film Castaway starring Tom Hanks, Jose Ivan was found on the atoll having floated 8,000 miles from Mexico
Three Independent letter writers covered the issue superbly
It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.
Schoolteacher William Buchman was arrested after officers found over 300 living and dead snakes inside his property
Experts say the ground-breaking discovery could pave way for routine use of stem cells in medicine
Officials were told 12 months ago that rivers posed a serious risk but failed to take any action
Item believed to have been cut from stuffed head in Cork mansion safari room
Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
The three-metre animal, believed to be a female tiger shark, was caught on bait lines and shot in the head four times at close range
Protecting habitat and engaging the local community are crucial for both rhinos and elephants, says Christian Lambrechts, the managing director of Rhino Ark
Australian police have shot dead two crocodiles after a 12-year-old boy's disappearance