How have the farm animals of today been shaped by centuries of domestication and selective breeding? Sujata Gupta investigates.
Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and livestock.
Ill-health is the price rural Indians have to pay for seeking a better life in the city. Twenty-nine villages near Hyderabad are helping to explain why, Michael Regnier discovers.
Ghana has plenty of water. So why do its people buy plastic pouches from street vendors? Shaun Raviv investigates.
To save our planet’s biodiversity – something that’s essential for our survival as a species – could biologists worldwide be united behind a single common purpose?
Oklahoma has lost a million pounds of fat. Ian Birrell asks how – and whether declaring ‘war on obesity’ can really change a city’s infrastructure and encourage healthy living.
How one company’s vision for the humble loo is transforming lives, from Madagascar to UK music festivals.
Save the people, save the forest. In rural Indonesia, a pioneering clinic is showing how the health of people and forests could and should be intertwined.
Researchers are wading into the murky waters of animal psychology.
Pig sex is becoming a thing of the past.
Buying a pig born to a humanely raised mama is harder than you’d think.
Is eating insects more humane than eating meat?
How can we encourage more insects in the wild?
A city slum can be many things – a community, a poverty trap, a potential escape route for the next generation.
Shah Ebrahim was born in England, his father in South Africa, and his grandfather in India.
Photographs of some of the beautiful insects that pollinate our plants.
Moving from a small village to a bustling town had pros and cons for housewife Nagamani.
Fancy cooking up your own bug dishes?