I'm the deputy editor of BBC Earth. Previously environment news editor for New Scientist. I mostly write about life sciences and the environment
It will cost billions of dollars. Is there anything in it for us?
From leaps forward in evolution to devastating asteroid impacts, these were the milestones that shaped our world
We all know about the Moon, but not the other one
More than 2 billion years ago, Earth suddenly became more habitable. But why?
Nowadays Arabia is a fierce desert, but it was once densely vegetated, and could have been a home to the first humans that left Africa
Two obscure groups of tropical flies are the giants of the fly world
Meet the coconut crab: a land crab so big and powerful, it can break open coconuts with its pincers, and even hunt rats
Single-celled bloodsuckers called vampyrellids creep through the soil beneath your feet
They lived on the planet with us for most of our history, yet until six years ago we didn't know they existed. Meet the species rewriting human evolution
It’s not just beautiful lions and gorillas that are threatened. These less glamorous animals need our help too
As the first apes evolved into chimps and humans, it seems the cerebellum grew faster than the rest of the brain, giving us uniquely human traits and skills
We've built canals between oceans and tunnels under the sea. But some engineers are thinking bigger. Much, much bigger
In the forests of eastern Australia, a squadron of social spiders faces off against an army of the world's most dangerous ants in a pitched battle for survival