Dirk, Dolly and Dolores
Animals aren’t tools for thinking. Animals are some of the basic building blocks of thought itself
Earth’s oceans are beginning to warm and turn acidic, endangering plankton and the entire marine food chain
The snowy owl
This winter has seen an irruption of snowy owls in the US. What does it mean to see Arctic birds so far from home?
‘He’s got a lot of energy’ they told us at the shelter. How Cooper’s antics drove me to deal with my own skittish brain
Once and future cats
Sabercats were magnificent, powerful predators – what does their extinction tell us about the future of life on earth?
Back on the islands of my childhood, I’m clinging to sobriety, searching for a rare bird that’s also on the brink
Do insects feel pain? Are they conscious? A science kit for at-home cyborg cockroaches provokes the hard questions
Families made us human
The evolution of human culture can be explained, not by the size of our brains, but by the quality of our relationships
Is there any reason to think dolphins and humans have a special relationship? Sure, but it might not be a friendly one