Biology Articles

  • Your personal microbial aura

    Thu, 29th Oct 2015

    As well as unique fingerprints, we might be identifiable by a personalised bacterial clou...

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    Southern Right Whales

    Sat, 12th Feb 2011

    Southern right whales live in the southern oceans that surround Antarctica. In the winter...

  • Why we ignored Ebola...

    Thu, 9th Oct 2014

    This week the scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded, just as the Ebola death toll pas...

  • No room in the Ark?

    Tue, 9th Sep 2014

    With thousands of species going extinct how do we choose which ones to try and save?

  • Bigfoot: The Nitrogen Problem

    Tue, 14th Aug 2012

    Less than 5% of the nitrogen added to crops to feed animals ends up as meat in our mouths...

  • Mushroom Magic

    Wed, 20th Jun 2012

    The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active principal of magic mushrooms, was once though...

  • I'm a Civet: Get me out of here!

    Tue, 27th Sep 2011

    It’s pretty easy to get lost when you venture deep into the Jungle of Lambusango on the I...

  • Barnacles "mussel" in

    Thu, 8th Sep 2011

    Barnacles and mussels have an intimate relationship, but are they welcome house guests or...

  • Pain genes and perception

    Tue, 2nd Aug 2011

    Rare genetic mutations have been known to abolish pain, or to cause permanent agony. But ...

  • The Ocean's Cleaners

    Thu, 10th Mar 2011

    The seabed is surprisingly clean considering the amount of waste, both natural and man-ma...

  • Humble Honey Bee Helping National Security

    Fri, 1st Oct 2010

    Honeybees are being trained to detect drugs and explosives, sometimes at concentrations e...

  • What is Love?

    Thu, 11th Feb 2010

    “Love is the drug and I need to score,” sang Bryan Ferry in the seventies, earning him a ...

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