The Wangi-wangi white-eye (left) and the Wakatobi white-eye (right) are very different species. Photograph: Nicola Marples and David Kelly

Two new bird species have been discovered by zoologists from Trinity College Dublin while on research trips to the Indonesian islands. The Wakatobi w(...)

Charles Darwin’s cousin, Francis Galton, proposed eugenics as a science in the late 1800s

Many science writers have an unfortunate tendency to present the history of science as a Whig history – an inevitable progression of discoveries leadi(...)