Biology Articles

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

07 June 2018

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

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...

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...

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...

23 February 2018

A guide to the latest genome editing technology...

21 December 2017

Research has revealed that our microbiome can fluctuate with the seasons.

16 November 2017

Analysing regional differences in the DNA of wood and has allowed scientists to determine the location of the original...

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...