scientific research

Richard Dawkins delights in his own invective

17 July 2021 9:00 am

The late Derek Ratcliffe, arguably Britain’s greatest naturalist since Charles Darwin, once explained how he cultivated a technique for finding…

How far can we trust the men in lab coats?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Research has always been susceptible to fraud, but regulations are now much tighter than they were, says David Wootton

Will all whales soon be extinct?

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Nick Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, is quick to tell us he’s not…