Bright feathers, bright brains: hummingbirds ‘can order numerically’

Bright feathers, bright brains: hummingbirds ‘can order numerically’

Hummingbirds are not only bright in appearance but also in brain, it would seem, with new research suggesting the tiny..

Birdwatch: a pair of barn owls make our midsummer’s evening

Birdwatch: a pair of barn owls make our midsummer’s evening

We came in search of quail – surely one of Britain’s most elusive birds – and, although we failed to..

No business need at all now for a Chinese nuclear plant in the UK

No business need at all now for a Chinese nuclear plant in the UK

Get ready for the “new Huawei” is the word from Westminster, meaning another flare-up in UK-China business and political relations,..

The Guardian view on a post-Covid recovery: not much building back greener | Editorial

The Guardian view on a post-Covid recovery: not much building back greener | Editorial

Boris Johnson does not want a crisis to go to waste. The coronavirus-induced recession is widely accepted as an opportunity..

Scientists put forward plan to create universal species list

Scientists put forward plan to create universal species list

A plan to create the first universally recognised list of species on Earth has prompted hopes of an end to..

Legal action threatened over Boris Johnson’s ‘unlawful’ green recovery plans

Legal action threatened over Boris Johnson’s ‘unlawful’ green recovery plans

Boris Johnson’s much-vaunted green recovery plans are inadequate and “clearly unlawful” as they do not match up to the government’s..

Fast fashion creates misery, and that’s a bad look | Bidisha

Fast fashion creates misery, and that’s a bad look | Bidisha

During lockdown, everyone’s id has been allowed to float untethered. Obsessions, manias, strange desires and perverse fantasies have risen to..

Mya-Rose Craig: ‘Young people need to see someone like them who is into nature’

Mya-Rose Craig: ‘Young people need to see someone like them who is into nature’

The young birder and environmental campaigner Mya-Rose Craig believes the coronavirus lockdown has had a positive impact on the environment…

Indonesia’s shark fishermen: 24 went out, 20 came back. What happened on the boat? – video

Indonesia’s shark fishermen: 24 went out, 20 came back. What happened on the boat? – video

Play Video 3:12 Crew from rural Indonesian villages, recruited by suspected traffickers, endured horrendous conditions aboard an illegal Chinese-run sharking..