Biology Articles

06 December 2016

Shona's story of living with a rare condition called Marfan Syndrome, and how scientific research offers a new...

20 October 2016

Overfishing threatens more than 90 species in Europe with extinction. But it turns out fish farming can actually make...

03 October 2016

Real life superheroes from the animal kingdom, and how they could help humanity.

12 August 2016

The naked mole-rat is hiding secrets in its genes that could provide cures for strokes and even increase our lifespan...

16 June 2016

The number of options we face when buying food may thwart a natural body mechanism that regulates how much we eat.

26 May 2016

Could we use nature’s own resources instead of pesticides to increase yields?

15 March 2016

A new way of looking at life considers it a set of self regulating chemical reactions.

25 February 2016

Beetles, wasps and flies could be at the forefront of the next agricultural revolution...

14 January 2016

Sea sponges could be used on an industrial scale to soak up pesticides, lead and even dangerous bacteria from Europe’s...

04 January 2016

Should you New Year's resolution be to eat more Brussel sprouts? Discover the health benefits of the humble veg...

29 October 2015

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

17 September 2015

Can we manipulate DNA to create "living factories" for a greener tomorrow, or is this technology beyond our...

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27 August 2015

Not the bees! Where do they disappear to during the colder months?

16 July 2015

Does fox hunting actually work as a form of pest control?

24 June 2015

Why identical twins are not so identical after all..

11 June 2015

Ever wondered how your body keeps you upright?

17 April 2015

Death is a terrifying thought to many people: Is the best solution just to become immortal?

30 October 2014

Just in time for Halloween, a look at nature's spooky animal imitators which play their very own version of trick-...

22 October 2014

Like our classrooms, fish tend to have their own place in the school, but what factors decide which fish gets the best...

09 September 2014

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

22 February 2014

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

05 January 2014

The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from...

12 December 2013

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

25 July 2013

Cutting-edge research in epigenetics - the ways in which the environment can affect the behavior of genes - is changing...