The story of land vertebrates begins around 400 million years ago. But was the evolution of fins and then legs really such a great idea?
Cultural scientist and philosopher Justyna Schollenberger explains what Charles Darwin taught us about empathy, cooperation and animals.
Orgies, love triangles, necrophilia – nature’s amorous repertoire is just a debauched as that of humans, and in some cases even more so.
In light of Netflix’s “My Octopus Teacher” winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, a biologist writes about just how clever cephalopods really are.
From post-natal death to hatching out of a mother’s back, the modes of reproduction in the animal world are far more varied than that of humans.
Plankton usually take on tiny forms and exist in beautiful variety. They are also a key part of the ocean’s ecology – and are under threat from the climate crisis.
A study explores how your dog does when you're not home.
A cat lover has a surprise after dating a dog owner – and increasingly finding himself walking man’s best friend.
Many cows live unhappy lives in industrial farms. But what about those cows who graze freely in meadows, enjoying life in a relative paradise?
Both mammals and birds appear to grieve their dead and observe mourning rituals – just like humans.