By Michael Brooks - 11 February 13:30
The mutations of canine transmissible venereal tumour (CTVT) promises to show how the tumours develop and respond to environmental pressures.
By Martha Gill - 30 January 13:47
Green spaces, biodiversity and real lawns have all been shown to boost mental wellbeing.
By Shireen Chan - 28 November 9:52
CT scans and 3D printers are making it possible to see fossils that were previously inaccessible inside rock.
By Ian Steadman - 15 October 15:50
Scientists have discovered a preserved mosquito like the one from that dinosaur film for the first time, but alas, dino-cloning will still be impossible.
By John Burnside - 12 September 10:50
High Alpine meadows, like their near relatives prairie and wetland, teach us to consider the world from a fresh perspective.
By Caroline Crampton - 28 August 8:24
Caroline Crampton talks to the polar explorer and climate scientist Felicity Aston, who in 2012 became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica.
By John Burnside - 28 August 7:21
The idea of “rewilding” the environment with depleted species seems sound. But, warns John Burnside, we mustn’t manipulate the world — which wasn’t built around us — just to suit our impractical fantasies.
By Nina Caplan - 15 August 6:30
The uselessness of wine labels.
By Sophie Elmhirst - 07 August 11:00
In our Nature column, Sophie Elmhirst tips her toe along Dorset's Jurassic Coast to discover the reality of sea-swimming on home turf.
By John Burnside - 04 August 9:51
That we can see reverence for birds as old-fashioned or sentimental is merely another indicator of our own outmoded thinking with regard to human success, writes John Burnside.
By New Statesman - 25 July 8:23
Enjoy the warm, bright days while they last.
By Ruth Padel - 11 July 8:17
Diversity is a mark of richness and environmental health - and birds are its flag-bearers.
By Caitlin Moran - 27 June 9:39
Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, Caitlin Moran says that having fun - and having access to fluffy towels - makes all the difference.
By John Burnside - 20 June 9:49
We depend on insects for our existence, yet we abuse them casually.
By Richard Mabey - 07 June 12:44
Dutch elm disease is a tragic thing to watch, but we shouldn't be too gloomy. Woody vegetation responds, adapts, regroups. What emerges in its recovery stage may not be the same as before, but it will always be a vital, dynamic, arboreal community.
By Alice O'Keeffe - 30 May 12:39
Since Roger Deakin and Robert Macfarlane's success, it is now even possible to take an MA in “wild writing” at the University of Essex. Along with Mumford & Sons, The Great British Bake Off and real-ale microbreweries in Shoreditch, it feels like a sympto
By Ruth Padel - 30 May 11:23
Birds are all around us. They appear and disappear; they go between worlds as we never can.
By New Statesman - 30 May 8:32
We should fight for the honeybee's survival.
By John Burnside - 26 March 14:58
In praise of the magnolia.
By John Burnside - 14 March 8:00
Gravity is not just a limitation, but a potential partner in exploring the world.
By Mimi Bekhechi - 06 March 14:21
Competitions like Crufts encourage breeders to manipulate dogs' bodies as if they were modelling clay. Even dogs who will never set foot in a show ring suffer because of it.
By Richard Mabey - 28 February 12:46
Where the wild things are.
By Alice Oswald - 20 February 7:52
What's the difference between rot and decay?
By Alex Hern - 01 February 13:04
It's no use waiting for developing nations to make the first move. We'll fiddle while Rome drowns.
By John Burnside - 31 January 11:09
We are living without the sense of the shamanic and the transformational that our forebears found vital for survival.
By Alex Hern - 31 January 10:59
The cost of <em>not</em> switching to renewables.
By Edward Platt - 03 January 6:27
As the planet warms, extreme weather is becoming a part of our daily life, but Britain is still ill-equipped to cope with the floods.
By Philip Maughan - 19 December 9:18
For more than half a century, the magazine has followed the broadcaster's work.
By Brian Cox and Robin Ince - 18 December 15:02
For 60 years, David Attenborough has brought the wonders of the world around us to TV viewers hungry for science and natural history. In an exclusive interview with Brian Cox and Robin Ince, he talks about the BBC, Darwin and what keeps him moving.