Biology Articles

Articles about biology and biological sciences written by scientists and researchers internationally.

07 August 2017

How did vertebrates go from swimming in the seas to walking on land?

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

19 May 2017

More nutritious versions of staple crops could increase daily vitamin and mineral intake for millions of people with...

27 April 2017

For some people the issue of vaccination isn’t about facts, it’s a matter of faith, and this unshakable belief has...

21 April 2017

We are now in a race against time. Due to climate change, overpopulation, over-harvesting, habitat destruction and...

16 February 2017

There are important evolutionary reasons that explain the differences between men and women, and understanding them can...

15 February 2017

How can maths and computing help in the fight against extinction?

06 December 2016

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

01 December 2016

Trillions of pieces of plastic are floating in the oceans, potentially damaging human health, killing wildlife, and...

20 October 2016

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

10 October 2016

Would you eat insects to save the planet and improve your health?

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?

05 May 2016

It's not just your pet cats and dogs that have their own personalities...

21 April 2016

Intensive bouts of meditation have an immediate and visible impact on practitioners’ sleeping brainwaves...

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...