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Worms are among the simplest of creatures. But, as Darwin discovered, even they share things in common with humanity.
It was once believed that swallows spent their winters on the Moon, or asleep on river beds.
Ernest Hemingway’s love of bullfighting bordered on obsession. Did he see his own insecurities reflected in the ring?
The slippery subject of eel reproduction evaded human understanding for millennia.
From wall paintings in Egyptian tombs to the margins of illuminated manuscripts, we have always used portrayals of monkeys to express our more animal side.
The most maligned of creatures, since ancient times, wolves have played a central role in mythology.
The origins of haggis are as mysterious as the Loch Ness Monster.
The Portuguese national dish with a global past of ingenuity and exploitation.
A dish which arrived with the Gold Rush, spread with the railway and endured prohibition was Chinese by origin, but claimed by America.
A celebrated dish of the Ottoman Empire that spread far and wide.