Biology Articles

Articles about biology, genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

11 November 2018

How drones and AI are helping to track endangered species and threatened marine habitats...

08 November 2018

Smartphone apps and genetic studies are teaming up to fight childhood obesity.

01 November 2018

A significant amount of the single-use plastics that we use ends up in our oceans.

01 November 2018

How do you assist a shark in the birthing process...

27 September 2018

Earthworms and tiny water fleas could help deliver clean water to billions of people

30 August 2018

How mammals survived, thrived, and became dominant across the planet...

18 July 2018

They aren’t what most people think they are, Human eyes...

12 July 2018

Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms and the insights they can give into battling diseases could...

10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

15 June 2018

A new way to farm indoors using different wavelengths of light could boost the taste of fruits, salads and herbs, while...

11 June 2018

To feed more than 9 billion people by 2050, farmers will have to produce 70% more food. Here's how genetics can...

07 June 2018

Unravelling one of the most elaborate forms of non-human communication – the honeybee’s waggle dance – could help...

22 May 2018

We've been unpicking the genomes of T. rex's descendents to find out...

19 May 2018

In March 2011, my life took a turn when a simple blood sample would reveal whether or not I would have the rare,...

25 April 2018

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick built ball-and-stick models to help discover the structure of deoxyribonucleic...

20 April 2018

Micro- and nano-robots built for medical purposes have the potential to venture deep within our bodies to repair damage...

19 April 2018

We spend so much time looking at the stars that we often forget we have a Final Frontier right here on Earth. Even...

14 April 2018

Our gene of the month is more at home at a rave than in a labUnlike most of our colourfully-named genes, this one was...

11 April 2018

Oceans are noisy. Shrimps snap their claws, whales sing to find a mate and dolphins echolocate to find food. However...

29 March 2018

You could call it fatal attraction. Drawn by artificial lights in our brightening night-time world, animals find their...

15 March 2018

I often get a rock or a twig for my birthday. It probably sounds a bit odd, but you see, we lichenologists - people who...

14 March 2018

A fiery gene that suppresses dwarves.

08 March 2018

We have all been there. You have just sat down, perhaps on a train or in a lecture, when the person next to you sneezes...

05 March 2018

How dinosaurs turned into modern-day birds...