Interviews about Biology

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

30 September 2011

In this week's news roundup we discuss Chinese Space Stations, the Dead Sea Scrolls going online, using CO2 to...

25 September 2011

Professor Martin Adams talks through how cheddar and stilton cheeses are made.

25 September 2011

When Turner and Constable first painted Stonehenge about two hundred years ago, the very famous monument was surrounded...

25 September 2011

Successfully decoding and reconstructing of the visual images experienced by volunteers viewing a sequence of Hollywood...

25 September 2011

What are the risks of food? Are 'best before' dates actually useful?

25 September 2011

The science of cake baking...

25 September 2011

A roundup of the week's science news including neutrinos moving faster than light, anti-virals from sharks,...

18 September 2011

Freezing is a great way to slow down chemical reactions and this is why we use a freezer to stop food going off and why...

18 September 2011

Salmon numbers in the UK have been falling since the 1970s. This isn't down to overfishing, so scientists are...

18 September 2011

A round up the week's science news including the planting of vaccines, lie detection, elements at risk and...

11 September 2011

Socialising to lose weight, polymers for probiotics, the never-ageing plant and picturing Moon landings...

11 September 2011

Over the last few years there have been various government schemes here in the UK to pay farmers to plant live grass...

11 September 2011

Researchers in Cambridge have created mammalian stem cells that only contain a single set of chromosomes. Most...

08 September 2011

Wallace J. Nichols picks a long distance migrant on a fascinating pan-ocean journey as our critter of the month.

08 September 2011

Is there such a thing as sustainable whaling? And will the hunt continue? We find from the Secretary and head scientist...

04 September 2011

Probiotics, the "friendly" bacteria, seem to have the potential to treat anxiety and depression related...

04 September 2011

How dead dinosaurs fertilise forests, why mobile phones answer the call in emergencies, a DNA trip-switch for cancer...

28 August 2011

Are all genes made equal? In other words, do the protein recipes that they encode all get turned out at the same rate...

28 August 2011

Alan Jamieson and his team have been tackling the task of exploring the ocean's deepest points, hadal regions,...

28 August 2011

Fungal infections can be deadly, but who would have guessed that yeasts have better directional sense than many humans...

28 August 2011

On the subject of limbs, and how they can go wrong...

28 August 2011

We're often looking to nature for inspiration and novel ways to treat disease. But to take chemicals from the sea...

21 August 2011

Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD, is a genetic condition in which sufferers lack the ability to produce dystrophin...

14 August 2011

A new global initiative called the Earth Microbiome Project plans to build up a genetic picture of the billions of...