'Sea fairy' by T A Stephenson FRS, 1935

Fairytale of Aberystwyth

19 December 2013 by

Christmas is the traditional time for fairytales, from Peter Pan to The Nutcracker, and I’ve just discovered another fairy-story from looking…

Charter Book history

13 September 2013 by

An extraordinarily rare event is happening in Beijing today for one new Foreign Member of the Royal Society. It is…

Eggs of the 'Canard Sauvage', by A L Wirsing (1772) - detail

Nest eggs

31 March 2013 by

The cartoonish notion of nicotine-scavenging sparrows is brought irresistibly to mind by a recent (very serious) Biology Letters paper ‘Incorporation…