Interviews about Biology

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

31 August 2008

Deep water corals, just like their relatives on the reefs, are an indication of a healthy ecosystem - but they also act...

17 August 2008

It's easy to dismiss bigfoot hunters as crackpots, inhabiting the 'lunatic fringe' of science - but,...

10 August 2008

Planets come in many shapes and sizes, but how do they form? Chris met Micheal Meyer at the AAAS conference in Boston...

03 August 2008

Our first passenger, Beverley Glover from Queens' College talks about the hot world of flowers.

03 August 2008

Enzymes are the "amazing chemical machines" that make reactions happen billions of times faster than they...

27 July 2008

An animatronic tongue created by scientists at the University of Sheffield could help us understand how speech is...

20 July 2008

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

20 July 2008

Dr Harren Jhoti founded Astex Therapeutics in 1999. We chatted to him to find out what happens in the process of...

20 July 2008

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

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

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...

29 June 2008

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

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

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

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...

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

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?