Scientists used to scan the skies for messages from alien civilisations. Now they go looking for their ruins
The vegan carnivore?
It's made in a lab, no factory farms and no killing, but it's still meat. Looks like we'll need a whole new food ethics
It may be a piece of paradise, a refuge from urban mayhem – but can a garden embody something deeper and wilder?
Beasts at bedtime
At bookstores it's easy to confuse the kids section for the nature section. Why are so many children's books about animals?
History tells us that plant diseases cause famines, pestilence and war. Now one is coming for our chocolate
The whale’s return
Ancient yet playful, endangered but resurgent, the North Atlantic right whale is a living reminder of how little we know
Planets in potato fields and asteroids in gravel: how a Maine highway illuminates the strange history of the solar system
This island life
The strange biology of island populations highlights the role of chance, not just selection, in evolutionary change
Being a sandpiper
Animals have thoughts, feelings and personality. Why have we taken so long to catch up with animal consciousness?
Ăsa Blanck, Johan Palmgren