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Bringing you the latest stories and answering your big questions about nature.
Check out our news, features, videos and activities on everything from dinosaurs to the planetary emergency.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Meet Kathy Moran the new Chair of the Jury
As the Competition moves into its fifty-ninth year, we welcome Kathy Moran as the new Chair of the Jury.
An ancient hairy, armoured worm lived in the oceans over 500 million years ago
A fossil from China has filled in a major gap in the evolutionary tree for life on Earth.29 September 2022
Homo floresiensis: the real-life 'hobbit'?
Fierce debate has raged about the origins of the tiny ancient human species Homo floresiensis, nicknamed the 'hobbit'.
How scientists are saving Ukraine's cultural heritage during the Russian invasion
In the midst of war, scientists have been working to protect historic artworks.28 September 2022