Zoology

15 February 2017

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

11 February 2017

The wingbeats of mute swans produce substantial noise to an earthbound listener, but have you ever thought of the noise...

12 August 2016

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

27 August 2015

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

30 July 2015

Meet the parasites that can take over mind and body, zombifying their victims!

16 July 2015

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

30 April 2015

How low frequency sound gives some animals a peek into the future...

26 March 2015

Anus to mouth: why your behind sets you apart...

02 December 2014

Hear from the scientists who discovered and identified a worm inside a man's brain, and how they worked out how to...

19 November 2014

What would happen if a human was swallowed by a whale? Could Jonah have survived?

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...

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09 October 2014

This week the scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded, just as the Ebola death toll passes 7000.

09 September 2014

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

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

14 August 2012

Less than 5% of the nitrogen added to crops to feed animals ends up as meat in our mouths. The rest is wasted and...

27 September 2011

It’s pretty easy to get lost when you venture deep into the Jungle of Lambusango on the Isle of Buton, just off the...

09 September 2011

Barnacles and mussels have an intimate relationship, but are they welcome house guests or uninvited squatters?

12 February 2011

Southern right whales live in the southern oceans that surround Antarctica. In the winter, they move north, settling in...

01 October 2010

Honeybees are being trained to detect drugs and explosives, sometimes at concentrations equivalent to a single grain of...

15 August 2009

Swine flu, SARS, Bird Flu, HIV, Dengue, Hepatitis C, Ebola - the human race is awash with new infections - but where...

04 October 2008

Flies are creatures of habit - at least that's what the latest research on the fruit fly Drosophila has found. In...

16 June 2008

The buzz of a bumblebee is one of the quintessential sounds of summer time. But this ‘slender sound’ and ‘faint...

04 January 2008

We tend to think of parasites as evolutionary cheats, surreptitiously taking advantage of their hosts’ hard work while...