Interviews about Biology

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

15 February 2009

Why bother having sex at all? Many species merely clone themselves, ensuring that all of their DNA gets into the next...

15 February 2009

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

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...

01 February 2009

A sheet of carbon one atom thick could read the entire human genome in just a few hours. Dr Henk Postma explains more...

18 January 2009

Are overweight parents more likely to have obese children? It could be that a mother's diet has lifelong...

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...

18 January 2009

Obesity is a huge problem, but what makes us obese? Steve Bloom joins us from Imperial College London to explain why...

11 January 2009

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

14 December 2008

Understanding the origins of HIV will not only help us to find ways to treat the disease itself, but can also help us...

14 December 2008

Predicting where in the world diseases are likely to emerge can help us prepare for them, and even try to prevent them...

07 December 2008

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

07 December 2008

There are many, diverse causes of blindness, with Inherited Retinal Degeneration affecting one in 2000 people in the UK...

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

The best way to monitor and understand the sea is to go with the flow! Jules Jaffe and colleagues at Scripps Institute...

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...

16 November 2008

We reveal how DNA analysis can reveal the origins of crop domestication.

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

Time to get your dancing shoes on! It seems that the way you dance could say something about your genetic fitness – in...

26 October 2008

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

19 October 2008

John Bailey joins us to explain the problem with Japanese knotweed, and how this alien species could be kept under...