Evolution

05 February 2016

How do you get from a coffee bean to a nice cup of java? We picked some fruit and followed the process, from bean to...

02 February 2016

As the world population continues to increase how can we produce more food to meet the demand?

19 January 2016

It's often forgotten that plants are also hibernators, but without nerves to sense, how to they know when to...

05 January 2016

Take a look around you, no two people are alike. Even within ourselves, we're always changing but just how much...

05 January 2016

What's the difference between DNA, genes and a chromosone? No, this isn't some terrible science joke...

05 January 2016

We share almost all of our genes yet, we are totally different. Even siblings are very different, so what determines...

05 January 2016

If genes aren't the only factor in fitness, what other forces might be shaping who we are? Could we therefore...

05 January 2016

When it comes to flies, scientists can measure changes in DNA and in theory, we could use the same method to see if...

05 January 2016

To answer this question, we turn to horses. Why? Until recently, scientists thought they had reached a genetic limit...

03 January 2016

For my final interview, I’ve picked this one from July 2012, with Dr Tiffany Taylor from the University of Reading.

03 January 2016

We all know the old joke - my dog’s got no nose! How does he smell? Terrible! And it’s time for a whiff of nostalgia...

03 January 2016

Although it’s a few years old now, this news chat with Nell Barrie, from back in July 2012, still makes me smile.

03 January 2016

Another interview that has stuck in my mind is the chat I had with Professor Judith Mank from UCL on her work about the...

03 January 2016

My next selection dates from September 2013, but it covers a topic that dates back much further - that of genes and...

03 January 2016

The first interview I’m featuring is from October 2012, and it’s one I’ll never forget - Toby Fountain took me to the...

23 December 2015

How can natural selection favour the evolution of non-reproductive worker ants?

08 December 2015

Starlings are beautiful birds but they've been dying in their thousands, what's behind this sad story?

12 November 2015

A mathematical model has been used to explore different approaches to minimising antibiotic resistance.

07 November 2015

osh Schiffman, a children’s cancer doctor working at the University of Utah, has found out why elephants don't...

07 November 2015

Another researcher who’s trying to solve Peto’s Paradox by taking an evolutionary view is Athena Aktipis from Arizona...

07 November 2015

Professor Mel Greaves, to solve cancer we need to take a wider look at cancer across species, including taking an...

02 November 2015

Scientists use to think genetic mutations were random but new data suggests that's not the case and it could have...

27 October 2015

Howler monkeys make a huge sound for their proportions, but what they gain in intimidation, they lose in testis size...

02 October 2015

Small animals can escape larger predators by exploiting their ability to turn more rapidly.