We think the planet's fish are rightfully ours. But the brown pelican is known to snatch fish from other birds in mid-air.
What we discovered was a repeated activity with no clear link to gaining food or status – it could be a ritual.
After a chance remark in the pub, I used my OS map to find the barn owl.
Our interactions with trees nourish our inner life, even at the darkest times.
It is rather corvid, the ring-neck’s cry – suggestive of an intelligence more knowing than we expect from most birds.
A good winter walk can be found almost anywhere, and the rules are few - but worth observing.
The award-winning writer's winter reflection.
In the overdeveloped West, technology is making us forget what it truly means to be human.
A further 500 troops have been called in to help provide flood relief to affected areas.
As has come to be expected from late Churchill, Here We Go has a beautiful, quasi-musical structure.
Storm Desmond's record rainfall shows that the time to tackle climate change is now.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?