Evolution

15 August 2017

Goldfish can survive the winter freeze using a genetic trick that allows them to convert lactic acid into alcohol.

18 July 2017

Mutations in a single gene can affect whether some bio-luminescent bacteria will make good partners for squid.

30 May 2017

Did life originate in a hydrothermal vent?

30 May 2017

Is RNA, the cousin of DNA, the molecule which started all life on earth?

16 May 2017

How mathematicians use evolution to find the best solution to a problem.

16 May 2017

A new discovery sheds light on the appearance of Homo naledi and when these ancient human relatives were alive.

21 February 2017

How does language change throughout time, and how did it begin in the first place?

02 January 2017

Will all life in the Universe be like ours? Or something completely different?

15 December 2016

Computer simulations reveal how ants work together to carry large food items back to the nest.

15 December 2016

Fossil footprints reveal that some of our human-like ancestors could have been taller than we thought.

12 December 2016

Our genetic journey is the subject of a new book - A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - by Adam Rutherford.

05 December 2016

We swabbed our desks to see what's growing there and the results were pretty disgusting...

05 December 2016

You can burst it, pop it, neuter it, starve it or just break it...

05 December 2016

The many clever mechanisms that bacteria do to stop antibiotics killing them...

28 November 2016

Does life need DNA? Researchers have now made a similar substance called XNA.

28 November 2016

How do we find DNA? And can we use sequencing to work out what's in our smoothie?

28 November 2016

How did life start on earth?

28 November 2016

Would aliens necessarily have DNA, like we do?

28 November 2016

Is the golden ratio really represented all throughout nature?

14 November 2016

The heart begins beating much earlier than first thought...

14 November 2016

Duncan Odom is figuring out the control switches between different species and how they contribute to the incredibly...

14 November 2016

Emma Farley's work focuses on understanding exactly what the switches in our genome look like, and how they...

14 November 2016

To shed light on the dark matter of the genome, I spoke to Wendy Bickmore - one of the organisers of the Genetics...

08 November 2016

How did we get to the modern human?