Interviews about Biology

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

20 July 2008

Melanie McCullagh from Biotica tells us how they are fighting diseases using chemicals found in bacteria.

20 July 2008

Scientists have been tying electronic tags to jellyfish, in order to study turtles! We spoke to Jon Houghton from Queen...

06 July 2008

What is jet-lag, and how can we reset the body clock to avoid it?

06 July 2008

We know our body clocks control when we need to eat, sleep and perform other important functions. But what about...

29 June 2008

Evolving organisms on a lab bench allows a perfect view of how they change over time - but sometimes they can surprise...

29 June 2008

In Soay Sheep, having the biggest horns means you're more likely to breed - but it also means you're less...

29 June 2008

The evolution of the Peppered Moth is a textbook example of adaptation in the face of changing environmental conditions...

15 June 2008

The Methuselah tree is a record breaker - it grew from the oldest seed ever to be germinated. Sarah Sallon explains...

01 June 2008

Mark Peplow joins us once again from the Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine, Chemistry World...

18 May 2008

Campylobacter is the most likely cause of food poisoning in the UK, but how does it make us ill? And can flatulence...

18 May 2008

Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria - some of them cause bad breath, or could lead to infections elsewhere in...

18 May 2008

Good bacteria help us with our digestion, and maybe even help to prevent infection. They could also protect us from...

18 May 2008

We've heard about 'good bacteria' but what role do they really play in our intestines

11 May 2008

Are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others? We find out by exposing ourselves to a box of biting mozzies...

11 May 2008

Why do mosquitoes find people so attractive? What can we learn from those that never seem to get bitten?

11 May 2008

Pheromones are chemicals used for communication - but can they be used to trap pests?

11 May 2008

How can we use a plants natural defence chemicals to ward off pests, such as insects and weeds?

11 May 2008

The link between plants, pathogens, diseases and remedies...

20 April 2008

With Ben and Dave doing the ultimate in water recycling, we sent Meera to find out how to be water wise...

06 April 2008

Conversations with robots and hands-on highlights from the Edinburgh Science festival...

30 March 2008

If you had the choice between a guaranteed reward or taking a risk, what would you go for? Most people will choose the...

30 March 2008

Could satellite images of the surface of the sea tell us when and where to expect deadly outbreaks of Cholera?

16 March 2008

For years, scientists have assumed that the first born of any batch of offspring have a better chance of survival out...

17 February 2008

A few weeks ago, we reported on the breakthrough where scientists in America had been able to build a beating heart in...