Charles Darwin

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I will walk 500 miles … in search of Darwin’s ship on the Essex coast
The third leg of the Beach of Dreams walk comes to the historic River Crouch, and the baffling disappearance of HMS Beagle

Kevin Rushby

30, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ban imposed on overseas sale of John Gould’s landmark ornithological studies
Export bar on Gould’s Original Drawings, valued at £1.2m, will run until September to allow domestic institutions time to raise money for purchase

Alison Flood

06, Jul, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Country diary: in the fight to survive, red campion is a surprise battleground
Brancepeth, County Durham: These small flowers are prone to an extraordinary parasite

Phil Gates

16, Jun, 2021 @4:30 AM

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The fight for the Galápagos: race to expand reserve as fishing fleets circle
Ecuador’s president to decide on proposal to expand islands’ marine reserve, seen as vital to protect world heritage site from fishing industry

Dan Collyns in the Galápagos Islands

12, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Under threat: the birthplace of Darwin’s historic theory
Groups including the Geological and Linnean societies say government’s 3,000% rent rise could force them to quit their Burlington House premises after 167 years

Robin McKie and Toby Helm

28, Feb, 2021 @10:30 AM

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How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on sex, now make for uncomfortable reading

Adam Rutherford

13, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Passing sentences … what’s the worst kind of book thief?
Theft is never a great thing, but there must be a special place in hell for those who steal shared cultural treasures from libraries

Shaun Bythell

27, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The Guardian view on scientific progress: it’s important to get things wrong | Editorial
Editorial: A scientific theory aims to understand the world. It is only when nature reveals an error that it can be refined


08, Mar, 2020 @6:40 PM

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The Paper Museum review – the pelican paintings that changed art forever
Barber Institute, Birmingham
From mammoth fossils to a civet’s anal glands, these drawings of the natural world prove how modern nature photography can be traced back to the pioneering work of Galileo

Jonathan Jones

17, Jun, 2019 @11:50 AM

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Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini – review
How science sowed the seeds of racism

Alok Jha

27, May, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Charles Darwin's ailments are 'typical of Lyme disease' in UK
Naturalist’s symptoms of diarrhoea, rashes, palpitations and flatulence could have been tick infection, say researchers

Ian Sample Science editor

06, Jan, 2019 @6:02 PM

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Country diary: struggle for existence is woven into the fabric of a wood
Hollingside Lane, Durham: The rowan tree and its honeysuckle strangler, gripping like a boa constrictor, must have been entwined at least 15 years

Phil Gates

20, Dec, 2018 @5:30 AM

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