With ‘Meat-Free Mondays,’ the BBC has created a replica of its London bubble in Manchester

8 April 2017 9:00 am

An American woman started a website called ‘People I Want to Punch in the Throat’, in which she listed the…

Massacre of the tuna. ‘To eat a tuna is equivalent to eating a tiger’ says Jonathan Balcombe

Fish are not so cold-blooded after all

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The recent furore over a freakshow ice rink in Japan, with hapless fishes embedded beneath the skaters’ feet, was inexplicable…

Why is it OK to eat insects but not little furry animals?

29 October 2016 9:00 am

I’m writing this in the Highlands. Through the window I can see Loch Maree, being ruffled into white-tipped skirls by…

Tommy Wieringa’s Job-like hero has an age-old problem

20 August 2016 9:00 am

With a title like A Beautiful Young Wife, this is of course about the decline of an older husband. Professor…

They sought paradise in a Scottish field — and found hunger, boredom and mosquitoes

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Dylan Evans, the author of this book, was one of those oddballs who rather looked forward to the apocalypse, because…