Interviews about Biology

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

07 April 2011

Ernst Haeckel's drawings of the intricate sealife were a sensation among scientists and artists alike.

04 April 2011

This month's critter can see hot bodies in the darkness of the deep sea.

04 April 2011

Photojournalist Brian Skerry brings back snapshots of the oceans that help shift our perspective on the underwater...

04 April 2011

Jason deCaires Taylor's sculptures take on new life and new meaning on the seabed.

27 March 2011

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that's becoming increasingly common; in fact, the incidence of the disease has...

27 March 2011

Another source of energy for deep sea species is the bodies of whales and other animals that fall to the sea bed. Nick...

27 March 2011

It’s not just rock that can block sunlight: water does too, and you need only descend a few hundred metres to enter the...

20 March 2011

Also this week, a pair of papers in the journal Nature have shed some light on how human sperm cells react to the...

17 March 2011

A new study sheds doubt on the long held idea that Homo sapiens evolved from East Africa...

13 March 2011

Scientists at Stanford University in California have discovered how certain changes in our DNA have sculpted the...

13 March 2011

If you've ever neglected a houseplant, you'll know this problem - when you finally come to water it, the...

11 March 2011

We offer a rundown of some of the top price-tags on marine species we like to eat and wear

11 March 2011

Mark Baumgartner from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution chooses a very rare critter with a huge appetite.

06 March 2011

Aspirin was touted originally as treatment for pain; but, 100 years on, we now know it’s much more powerful than that...

03 March 2011

Breeding seahorses in captivity to supply aquariums aims to help reduce pressure on wild populations.

03 March 2011

Will converting marine life into carbon credits help fend off climate change? Is Blue Carbon the new green?

20 February 2011

Scientists are keeping a close eye on the West Antarctic ice sheet because if it’s melts, we’re in big trouble from the...

13 February 2011

Now here’s a question... What colour are dinosaurs? It’s an issue that puzzled palaeontologists since fossils of the...

11 February 2011

Coral reefs have evolved a spectacular solution to the problem of having sex while being rooted firmly to the seabed.

11 February 2011

A gender-bending critter reveals what life is like as a male and then female.

11 February 2011

How do jellyfish find each other to have sex and make more jellyfish? And are these prolific beasties really on the...