Interviews about Biology

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

01 September 2020

The virus binds perfectly to human proteins. What's the explanation?

01 September 2020

Analysis of the very first SARS-CoV-2 samples shows they already looked evolved to infect us...

01 September 2020

Scientists tested people in rural China and found infections of a separate coronavirus...

01 September 2020

When it comes to the origins of COVID, there are still lots of unknowns. But we can be sure of a sequel...

01 September 2020

We can't rule out the possibility - but the evidence seems to point to a natural origin...

01 September 2020

In the live rodent trade, infections with a coronavirus go up the closer you get to the consumer...

01 September 2020

Based on the first gene sequences of the coronavirus, it may not have come from Wuhan at all...

01 September 2020

Scientists haven't found an animal carrying the coronavirus yet. Where is it? And is it a bat or not?

01 September 2020

The advance party has been and gone - and now an international team will travel to Wuhan to ask questions...

26 August 2020

How and why do animals play?

25 August 2020

What does climate change mean for butterflies in the UK?

25 August 2020

We took a turn around Cambridge University Botanic Garden's climate change and plants trail...

25 August 2020

Researchers estimate there's 10 x more plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than previously thought...

23 August 2020

Can games be used to help model ecosystems?

19 August 2020

Meet the ancient bird found hidden under the Siberian permafrost...

19 August 2020

Sparrows with West Nile Virus are infected for longer in the light - with implications for disease spread...

19 August 2020

It's called sexual dichromatism - and in mosaic canaries, a single gene seems to make the difference...

19 August 2020

Plenty of birds fly south for winter. In warblers, this gene seems to partly control where they go...

19 August 2020

Hummingbirds can fly backwards and upside-down, and use some unique tricks of metabolism to do it...

18 August 2020

Why do locusts swarm?

11 August 2020

A neuropathologist explains the stranger symptoms of long covid - from mood swings to fizzing in the skin...

11 August 2020

Cardiologists have recently discovered ongoing heart issues in people who had mild COVID-19...

11 August 2020

Researchers call it allogrooming - and here's how it shows the herd's hierarchy...

04 August 2020

Why do ants always find their way onto my picnic plate?