Evolution

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...

09 March 2015

What caused a flurry of deformed frogs across the US in the 1990s?

09 March 2015

A Stegosaurus skeleton called Sophie becomes the first dinosaur to be weighed...

09 March 2015

The earliest evidence of our genus, Homo, has been unearthed in Ethiopia...

09 February 2015

Would a Scottish chimp and Dutch chimp be able to converse with one another?

02 February 2015

Chronic stress in mothers can harm the ability to transfer nutrients to a foetus, resulting in lower birthweight babies...

12 January 2015

Obesity is as high as 50% in some countries. Why are humans so prone to gaining weight, and are we going about losing...

23 December 2014

When an epithelial stem cell divides, why does one of the new cells remain a stem cell while the other becomes a...

23 December 2014

The genes responsible for antibiotics can spread between the three domains of life—Archaea, Bacteria and Eukaryotes

23 December 2014

Some bacteria can survive and thrive despite not having a cell wall.

15 December 2014

There have been a number of mass-extinctions previously on Earth. Is another one on the cards? And if so, could...

15 December 2014

250 million years ago, life on Earth looked very different, both in the sea and on land. What wiped these strange...

15 December 2014

65 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth, until suddenly they all vanished off the planet forever. What killed...

15 December 2014

Giant marsupials used to roam Australia, but when humans arrived 60 000 years ago, they suddenly became extinct. Did...

13 December 2014

Elizabeth Murchison studies two rare transmissible cancers, affecting dogs and Tasmanian devils, that can be spread...

01 December 2014

When we speak to our dogs, is anything going on behind those puppy-dog eyes?

01 December 2014

To boldly go... just make sure you don't have any hitchhikers.

04 November 2014

Different forms of gene regulation can lead to the formation of similar physical features.