Jellyfish have a reputation to stinging wild swimmers and huge population “blooms”. But it’s a mistake to dismiss these animals as ocean pests.
Some of the most important discoveries made in health and genetic science are thanks to the humble fruit fly.
Vultures help protect us from disease and in many cultures they are a symbol of strength and wisdom.
Despite their sharp-looking pincers, earwigs have a reputation for being tender parents.
Cursed by gardeners and young children, most people don’t take the time to learn about stinging nettles’ hidden powers
Rodents are the most numerous – and least studied – of all Earth’s mammals.
Why I love spiders and think you should too. Even daddy-long-legs.
Woodlice are everywhere but people don’t like them much. Here’s why they should be more popular.
Gulls have a reputation for being the bad boys of the seaside.
Pigeons simply don’t deserve the bad press they get.
Give ants a chance.
We value bees for the jobs they do for the environment and us – why is the same not true of wasps?
Wolves are not bad – they’re just trying to survive in a world where they are unwelcome.
Revealed: spotted hyaena are actually excellent hunters in their own right.
Footballers came under attack from a swarm of flies on the Volgograd pitch. But there’s more to midges and gnats than meets the eye.
Building work on brownfield sites is often delayed while newts are moved to ponds elsewhere.
Grey squirrels have lots of attractive characteristics, yet they are actively persecuted by humankind.
We should celebrate these amazing insects, not splat them.
Why forensic investigators and evolutionary scientists love these blood-sucking insects.
Bats get a bad press but the good far outweighs the bad.