Interviews about Biology

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

17 March 2023

A species of mussel has been found to squirt out its young so that they can attach to fish gills

01 March 2023

Studying mammals that have lost hair over evolutionary time reveals the genes linked to how hair works...

01 March 2023

Is mankind unique in so strongly favouring the right hand over the left, or are other close human relatives the same?

01 March 2023

For sunflowers, timekeeping plays a huge role in how they develop and how they reproduce...

01 March 2023

The bee microbiome can weaponise dietary toxins to defend against parasites…

01 March 2023

A connection has emerged between human personality traits and mitochondrial DNA in the bloodstream...

24 February 2023

Shrimp larvae use an organic crystal to hide their eye spots

24 February 2023

Ancient bite marks shine light on the history of closing leaves

17 February 2023

It might be the only example of such sophisticated behaviour other than by humans...

17 February 2023

They've been engineered this way to boost germination rates...

17 February 2023

A new penguin fossil that dates back 57 million years weighed as much as a tiger

14 February 2023

What has to happen for bird flu to make it transmissible between humans?

14 February 2023

What measures are in place to reduce the transmission of avian influenza?

14 February 2023

What about this strain of avian flu has meant it can be so infectious and fatal to birds?

14 February 2023

How does influenza normally affect us, and why is this strain different?

07 February 2023

Can the nitrogen fixing abilities of peas be transferred into other crops?

03 February 2023

What can we spot from our office?

27 January 2023

What limb regeneration in sea spiders can tell us about evolutionary history

27 January 2023

The 'plastic paradox' may be in part down to bacteria breaking down certain polymers

20 January 2023

It's potentially the oldest example of animals engaging in a show of strength to attract a mate...

13 January 2023

In a gambling setting, apes deploy a similar economic strategy that humans do...

13 January 2023

Pairs of dolphins have to increase the volume of their communication during cooperative foraging

10 January 2023

Let's meet the fine minds featuring in this Q&A...

19 December 2022

Whales are so massive, that they can act as a way of storing atmospheric carbon