Fossil footprints reveal that some of our human-like ancestors could have been taller...
Is it nature or nuture that determines our grades?
And finally it’s time for our Gene of the Month, and this time it’s Deadpan.
Birds tune their light sensitive cells to maximise the number of colours they see...
Zebrafish have lubricated joints similar to those in humans and other land animals
Were Neanderthals killed off by their own campfires?
Find out how our ancestors first evolved to walk on land.
Richard Dawkins’ landmark book, The Selfish Gene, was first published in
1976. I caught up with geneticist Steve...
A new study shows how height has changed over the last hundred years.
Humans and wild birds form a rare and ancient bond in the search for honey.
New evidence suggests wolves were domesticated twice, but how and why did this occur?
After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on
the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in...
Jennifer Symonds is discovering how FGFs help to make your mouth water -
by building salivary glands during...
Abbie Fearon, a researcher from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
in Zurich, gave me the low-down on cellular...
How humans have migrated around Africa in the last 10,000
Honeybees adjust the position of their antennae as they
Dan Davis, a Professor of immunology at the University of Manchester, is
delving into the molecular mysteries of...
In most species females live longer than males but we still don't know why.
Giant pandas have proven really hard to breed, but is this because they have no sex drive?
One way to get advance artificial intelligence would be to to try
and mimick evolution...
An artificial fingertip can recreate a sense of touch.
We take a look at the science behind those 'cancer breakthrough' headlines
this month, targeting the...
Could genome engineering technology eradicate human diseases such as
cystic fibrosis? And because we can does that...
Are human big brains the equivalent of the peacock's tail?
Why does it take "two to tango" when you need to make babies?