The healing power of nature
The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom
The pig on your plate
That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food?
Sands of time
The North Sea is rich in signs of what made the modern world. It's also a monument to what awaits us in the Anthropocene
Rules of ascent
For mountaineers, it’s not enough to get to the top – it must be done a certain way. But why is the harder way better?
Watchers of the earth
Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening
How to play mathematics
The world is full of mundane, meek, unconscious things embodying fiendishly complex mathematics. What can we learn from them?