Biology Articles

  • It's Epigenetics, Honey!

    Wed, 24th Jun 2015

    Why identical twins are not so identical after all..

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    Trick or treat!

    Thu, 30th Oct 2014

    Just in time for Halloween, a look at nature's spooky animal imitators which play their v...

  • Sleep on it!

    Wed, 19th Mar 2014

    What does sleep do to your ability to make new memories? Alice Kay investigates...

  • Minister Willetts in the Windy City

    Sat, 22nd Feb 2014

    UK Science Minister David Willetts promotes science diplomacy in Chicago...

  • Clouds of Plankton

    Sun, 5th Jan 2014

    The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechan...

  • Teaching old dogs new tricks

    Thu, 12th Dec 2013

    Do you find it harder to learn and adapt to new things than you once did? Do you find you...

  • Mushroom Magic

    Thu, 21st Jun 2012

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

  • No Smoke Detectors in the Sea

    Sat, 18th Feb 2012

    Ocean deadzones are triggered by nitrogen-fuelled bursts of microorganisms. So how does t...

  • Barnacles "mussel" in

    Fri, 9th 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Don't Worry, be Happy!

    Tue, 29th Dec 2009

    We’re all searching for happiness, but do we really know what this is or where to find it...

  • Tripping over Psychoactive Toads

    Tue, 13th Oct 2009

    For anyone fresh out of frogs and tempted to kiss a toad instead, this article has a word...

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