Why solitary bee awareness should be the new ‘it’ item on everyone’s holiday wishlist.
How to get ants to do your work for you—if you're an insect.
How would dragons avoid burning themselves and their habitats?
One special type of bacteria could be the key to dragonfire.
To ensure human longevity, let nature replenish the forest.
The Amazon is getting mood-swings. And that’s where the drones come in.
Over the ages, they have mastered the science of blending in to stand out.
Pigeons know how to find their way home. And, they’re pretty good at making new homes too.
The extraordinary survival tricks of nature’s earliest trees
Plants spend all day in the sun without sunscreen. Some trees live for thousands of years. Why don’t they die from cancer?
A wander through the science and symbolism of majestic oaks, as we search for a way home to forests.
These tiny, colourful bees make great pollinators — and they love the taste of human sweat.
How to make a dragon in just a few (hundred million) short years
Ordovician life, the importance of dirt, and tips for being a lazy gardener
From backyards to backstreets, evolution marches on.
Deciding which species to keep and which to discard? Maybe there’s a simple answer.
Want to use land wisely? Then analyse the ‘skin’ of the Earth.
Is fire really evil? Maybe it’s just a natural part of the environment.
Camels in the land of kangaroos? Yes, you got that right.
Who owns the Mound? The answer is not so clear.
Most invasions are planned in advance. But this one was an accident.
How fast does time go, exactly? The answer can depend on who you are.
What is a plant made of? The answer may surprise you.
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The book that sparked ‘Thin Air’
This piece was inspired by Gabrielle Walker’s book An Ocean of Air. A
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Thinner than thread and stronger than steel, silk is not simply for snares.
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