Evolution

13 September 2016

Is it nature or nuture that determines our grades?

11 September 2016

And finally it’s time for our Gene of the Month, and this time it’s Deadpan.

31 August 2016

Birds tune their light sensitive cells to maximise the number of colours they see...

31 August 2016

Zebrafish have lubricated joints similar to those in humans and other land animals

22 August 2016

Were Neanderthals killed off by their own campfires?

22 August 2016

Find out how our ancestors first evolved to walk on land.

08 August 2016

Richard Dawkins’ landmark book, The Selfish Gene, was first published in 1976. I caught up with geneticist Steve...

02 August 2016

A new study shows how height has changed over the last hundred years.

26 July 2016

Humans and wild birds form a rare and ancient bond in the search for honey.

18 July 2016

New evidence suggests wolves were domesticated twice, but how and why did this occur?

10 July 2016

After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in...

10 July 2016

Jennifer Symonds is discovering how FGFs help to make your mouth water - by building salivary glands during...

10 July 2016

Abbie Fearon, a researcher from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, gave me the low-down on cellular...

30 June 2016

How humans have migrated around Africa in the last 10,000 years

30 June 2016

Honeybees adjust the position of their antennae as they fly

11 May 2016

Dan Davis, a Professor of immunology at the University of Manchester, is delving into the molecular mysteries of...

03 April 2016

In most species females live longer than males but we still don't know why.

03 April 2016

Giant pandas have proven really hard to breed, but is this because they have no sex drive?

24 March 2016

One way to get advance artificial intelligence would be to to try and mimick evolution...

23 March 2016

An artificial fingertip can recreate a sense of touch.

11 March 2016

We take a look at the science behind those 'cancer breakthrough' headlines this month, targeting the...

11 March 2016

Could genome engineering technology eradicate human diseases such as cystic fibrosis? And because we can does that...

15 February 2016

Are human big brains the equivalent of the peacock's tail?

15 February 2016

Why does it take "two to tango" when you need to make babies?