Biology

08 March 2009

The Wellcome Trust's Darwin initiatives see the science of Darwin taken into schools. Meera went along for the...

08 March 2009

Is sword swallowing an ancient art, or just a magic trick? Dan Meyer, president of the Sword Swallowers Federation...

01 March 2009

What happens in the brain when we hear laughter? Is there a neuronal basis to why we find the giggles so compelling...

15 February 2009

Hormones affect our behaviour, but how do they influence how women advertise their fertility? Dr Martie Haselton...

15 February 2009

Symmetry is sexy, but just how sensitive to symmetry are we? Using 3D scanning, Dr William brown finds out how Meera...

15 February 2009

Is monogamy a choice? What makes us stay with that special someone? It could be down to your genes...

08 February 2009

Tell tale chemical evidence of sponges represents the earliest evidence of complex life - in rocks up to 750 million...

02 February 2009

Plants make it, bees collect it, and now Propolis could be protecting farmed fish from fungi. Meera spoke to Kelvin...

01 February 2009

Building flexible electronics could enable us to make artificial limbs with feelings, or even implant electronics under...

18 January 2009

Liposuction may be the easiest way to lose weight quickly, though it's an expensive option. But how does it...

18 January 2009

Scientists have discovered methane on Mars, which comes and goes with the seasons. Could this be evidence of...

11 January 2009

Next time you have a headache, don't take an aspirin - make your own! It seems that humans can manufacture their...

07 December 2008

Why do we blink? Dr Paul Murphy explains to Meera the importance of tears and blinking...

30 November 2008

Do plants suffer from jetlag? We meet Steve Kay at UCSD, who invited us to his forest laboratory to explain how plants...

30 November 2008

In a box hidden in a corner of the lab belonging to the late Stanley Miller was an experiment which could explain the...

09 November 2008

In place of this week's Kitchen Science experiment, Ben attended a National Pathology Week event run by the Royal...

09 November 2008

A recent Pathology success story - the drug CamPath, which is also known as alemtuzumab and was originally developed at...

26 October 2008

the beer goggles, or stella-vision, is a well known phenomenon where a few alcoholic drinks makes other people seem...

05 October 2008

Immunotherapy, using the body's own immune cells to attack a tumour, could provide an alternative to radiotherapy...

28 September 2008

DNA damage leads to many of the diseases we associate with ageing, so if we could stop DNA from being damaged, or...

28 September 2008

Meera finds out how to keep your skin looking young and healthy...

28 September 2008

We know that antibodies must pass from breastmilk to baby's blood, but only now have scientists watched one in the...

21 September 2008

The bacterium MRSA has been the big villain of hospital acquired infections – it’s resistant to common antibacterial...

21 September 2008

Some bacteria sense an immune response, and then become hyper-virulent. This means that treatment with antibiotics...