Interviews about Biology

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

15 June 2020

Kefir is a fermented milk drink with a range of supposed health benefits. Which are PR and which are true?

15 June 2020

The dead sea scrolls are a famous historical treasure. And ancient DNA has uncovered new clues...

15 June 2020

Some of the templates used for coronavirus tests no longer match sequences of the virus itself...

08 June 2020

Scientists have developed a material that stops fungi from growing on surfaces...

01 June 2020

Using insects as a marker for soil biodiversity

01 June 2020

How long did it take cave fish to optimise to their environment?

01 June 2020

Genetic plasticity of sparrows may help them survive and adapt

26 May 2020

The first British born stork chicks for more than 600 years...

18 May 2020

Preprint servers let scientists communicate and collaborate - but are they bypassing peer review?

18 May 2020

Our conversations have gone virtual like never before. How do video chats compare with face-to-face?

18 May 2020

At Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, staff had been working without realising they'd had the coronavirus...

18 May 2020

How does the UK's new contact tracing app rank on privacy and data security?

14 May 2020

A study shows that common variations of the ACE2 gene don't affect factors like blood pressure...

14 May 2020

Computer modelling shows versions of the ACE2 gene that may change how the virus binds to cells...

14 May 2020

A popular UK symptom tracking app has revealed that half of the variation between people is genetic...

14 May 2020

Genetic differences may be part of why some people get severe infections - but likely won't explain much...

14 May 2020

ACE is the cousin of ACE2, but they do opposite things. And drugs that inhibit ACE might help with COVID-19...

14 May 2020

ACE2 is the entry gate for the coronavirus - but its day job involves blood pressure...

21 April 2020

Scientists have successfully used a drug to 'trick' the coronavirus out of infecting cells in the lab...

21 April 2020

So far it’s mostly richer countries with huge outbreaks. But if poorer areas get hit, they'll be hit harder...

21 April 2020

Do you know your wrens from your starlings? Mark Eaton from the RSPB has a beginner's guide...

21 April 2020

Do either cooking or refrigeration incapacitate the virus? Chris Smith answers...

15 April 2020

How are scientists adapting to life without their labs? Meet one who's recreated hers in her bathroom...

15 April 2020

Researching the fundamental workings of the coronavirus has revealed a repeat mutation in monkey cells...