Goldfish can survive the winter freeze using a genetic trick that allows them to convert lactic acid into alcohol.
Mutations in a single gene can affect whether some bio-luminescent bacteria will make good partners for squid.
Did life originate in a hydrothermal vent?
Is RNA, the cousin of DNA, the molecule which started all life on earth?
How mathematicians use evolution to find the best solution to a problem.
A new discovery sheds light on the appearance of Homo naledi and when these ancient human relatives were alive.
How does language change throughout time, and how did it begin in the first place?
Will all life in the Universe be like ours? Or something completely different?
Computer simulations reveal how ants work together to carry large food items back to the nest.
Fossil footprints reveal that some of our human-like ancestors could have been taller than we thought.
Our genetic journey is the subject of a new book - A Brief History of
Everyone Who Ever Lived - by Adam Rutherford.
We swabbed our desks to see what's growing there and the results were pretty disgusting...
You can burst it, pop it, neuter it, starve it or just break it...
The many clever mechanisms that bacteria do to stop antibiotics killing them...
Does life need DNA? Researchers have now made a similar substance called XNA.
How do we find DNA? And can we use sequencing to work out what's in our smoothie?
How did life start on earth?
Would aliens necessarily have DNA, like we do?
Is the golden ratio really represented all throughout nature?
The heart begins beating much earlier than first thought...
Duncan Odom is figuring out the control switches between different species
and how they contribute to the incredibly...
Emma Farley's work focuses on understanding exactly what the switches in
our genome look like, and how they...
To shed light on the dark matter of the genome, I spoke to Wendy
Bickmore - one of the organisers of the Genetics...
How did we get to the modern human?