Scientists are bringing back long-lost species, such as water buffalo, to encourage the spread of native plants that fare poorly in Europe’s human-dominated landscape.
In the wake of the Petraeus affair, words nerds want to know the derivation of the term 'blackmail.'
'Brave,' Pixar's latest animated movie, stars its first female lead. Princess Merida is a strong, independent female character, who, like Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games,' is not concerned with her looks. So, why is Mattel marketing her as a stereotypical Disney princess?
'Brave' will be the first Pixar film to feature a female main character
Loch Ness Monster: Archives released by the Scottish government reveal that the Inverness-shire's chief constable expressed concerns about Nessie's safety.
But a million words may not be all that excessive, the Monitor's language columnist suggests.
Alan Gratz’s fresh spin on Shakespeare makes superb reading for older teens.
Nature writer Robert Macfarlane takes a modern trek through Britain’s changing lands.