Evolution

17 August 2015

Zebras' stripes make it difficult for predators to catch them- or that's what we thought before new...

10 August 2015

Bonobos can communicate just like human babies, by using sounds with different meaning depending on the context.

10 August 2015

Carnivores have vertical-shaped pupils, but herbivores have horizontal pupils. Scientists have now discovered why.

10 August 2015

Researchers have discovered the first example of reproduction in complex life, in an organism called Fractofusus,...

03 August 2015

A little digging has revealed there's more to some dinosaurs' teeth than meets the eye...

27 July 2015

For the egg and sperm to combine their DNA they first both have to be in the same format, but what is the sperm's...

07 July 2015

It’s not just embarrassment or blushing that makes a lady redden: women also become subtly redder when they are...

26 June 2015

Finally, scientists have a complete picture of what one of nature's weirdest creatures looked like...

24 June 2015

How do salamanders survive repeated amputation of their limbs?

22 June 2015

Modern scientific techniques have led to discoveries about the cause of the plague that our ancestors couldn't...

21 May 2015

Geckos can hold up two humans!

21 May 2015

Why can some birds use tools?

18 May 2015

Zebrafish can make their own sunscreen

18 May 2015

More than 2000 students have helped shed new light on the genomics of bacteriophages

11 May 2015

What does a study of 50 years of rock and pop reveal about the way music has evolved in half a Century?

10 May 2015

This month I went along to the Imperial College festival to check out the exhibitions, and an interactive tree of...

10 May 2015

As we head towards the summer, we've got some news that might be useful if you're heading off on vacation...

14 April 2015

Running a marathon anytime soon? The length of your fingers could predict how fast you'll be able to complete it...

14 April 2015

The Dutch are the tallest nation in the world, having grown a 20cm in the last 200 years. How did they reach such...

07 April 2015

A crafty way of getting a hard boiled egg into a milk bottle without touching it. Beware: results may vary!

07 April 2015

Where does the Easter Bunny get his eggs from? Because we all know rabbits don't lay eggs... right?

16 March 2015

Why "Finding Nemo" would have been a very different film, if it had been true to science...

16 March 2015

Nice to sniff you? Scientists have shown that people sniff their fingers twice as often after a handshake...

09 March 2015

People living apart from parasites could be causing diseases and allergies. Could scientists turn parasites into pills...