Hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders

Researchers at McMaster University who rush in after storms to study the behaviour of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as...

Red alert on Operation Yellowhammer plan for no-deal Brexit | Letters

Re your report on the confidential Cabinet Office document on “Operation Yellowhammer” (Revealed: secret plan for months of no-deal chaos, 23 March), it...

Country diary: wow, there's a great white in the canal

A great white prowls the shallows. “I don’t understand,” says a little boy on the towpath, “how its legs go so deep in...

Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation

Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the...

Where Wales stands in the world | Letters

I was surprised to be informed by Martin Kettle that my homeland might be minded to depart the union (the British one) (How...

What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s ‘lost’ population of whales?

These transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the waters of the western Indian Ocean come close to understanding something of...

Sumatran rhino now extinct in Malaysia after last one dies of cancer

The female was the last known Sumatran rhino in the country (Picture: Getty Images)The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia after the...

Panda romance in the air at Berlin zoo, but love takes time

Sometimes love takes its time, but the Berlin zoo is hoping that this is the year for panda romance.The zoo's two giant pandas,...

Should I stay or should I go?

Why would males and females choose different reproductive strategies? For golden lion tamarins in the Brazilian rain forest, the answer may offer clues...

Rabbits ‘deliberately infected with cholera in secret tests’ at universities

Universities have been accused of trying to conceal ‘secretive’ experiments on rabbits. In the run-up to Easter, campaigners have highlighted the fate of animals...