A mecca for rewilders

Established 24 years ago, the Carrifran Wildwood in southern Scotland has been credited with inspiring the current surge of rewilding projects across the UK and beyond.

Primatologist Frans de Waal remembered

From his groundbreaking 1982 book Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes to 2019’s Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, Frans de Waal shattered long-held ideas about what it means to be an animal and a human.

February was warmest on record globally, say scientists

February was 1.77C warmer than the pre-industrial average for the month, from 1850 to 1900, and 0.81C above 1991-2020 levels. The global average temperature for the past 12 months was the highest on record, at 1.56C above pre-industrial levels.

Inside the new science of history

Advances in fields such as spectrometry and gene sequencing are unleashing torrents of new data about the ancient world – and could offer answers to questions we never even knew to ask.

Frontier AI ethics

Generative agents will change our society in weird, wonderful, and worrying ways. Can philosophy help us get a grip on them?

Beware climate populism

The most ardent deniers of anthropogenic climate change today will become the climate conspiracy theorists of tomorrow.

2023 confirmed as world’s hottest year on record

Last year was about 1.48C warmer than the long-term average before humans started burning large amounts of fossil fuels. Almost every day since July has seen a new global air temperature high for the time of year, BBC analysis shows.