Evolution

12 October 2014

Researchers have published results from the biggest ever study looking at how genetic variation in people affects...

12 October 2014

Dr Jennifer Tullett is studying the links between metabolism - how animals create and use energy - and ageing.

25 September 2014

What's better when it comes to caterpillar camouflage, brightly-coloured, or blending in?

25 September 2014

Can we measure the atmospheric composition of exoplanets?

25 September 2014

Could there have been life on Mars, and if so, could we see it in the Red Planet's geological record? Dr Lewis...

25 September 2014

A big part of finding ET is understanding what life actually is. We speak to Nick Lane to find out how life and non...

23 September 2014

Human faces are much more diverse and varied than we would expect, compared to animal visages and other body parts.

09 September 2014

How one beetle inspired a project that made deserts green again...

09 September 2014

Seven thousand languages are spoken worldwide. But why are many on the brink of extinction, and which ones?

26 August 2014

You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. A motto you may not expect in the microbial world, but evidence has been...

13 August 2014

And finally it’s time for our gene of the month, and in keeping with our theme of vision it’s Pax6.

13 August 2014

To find out more about how organisms, including humans, detect light - through special cells called photoreceptors -...

25 July 2014

Lloyd Peck of the British Antarctic Survey explains how some creatures in the Antarctic, like sea spiders grow to giant...

18 July 2014

Many animals across the world walk the same way to find food, and evidence of this hunting behaviour is even present in...

18 July 2014

Genes don't just control the way we look and what diseases we may develop: they also determine who we choose to...

10 July 2014

Originally identified in fruit flies, but similar genes are found across a wide range of organisms, from humans to...

08 July 2014

Modern-day Tibetans may have our ancient ancestors to thank for handing onto them a gene that makes it easier to...

08 July 2014

Have you ever wondered where use of gestures to signal our intentions comes from? Well, humans aren’t the only animals...

06 May 2014

Jon Tennant explains how mass extinction events changed the face of Earth's biodiversity and answers questions...

06 May 2014

Stephanie Pierce explains to a live audience at the Cambridge Science Centre how early life crawled out of the oceans...

06 May 2014

Alex Liu explains what the fossil record tells us about how Earth's first animals developed from bacteria...

04 April 2014

Single mutations in three genes can increase the ability of E. coli to survive ionizing radiation by a factor of 1000.

06 February 2014

At the University of Manchester, Professor Matthew Cobb and his team are studying how maggots smell things.

06 February 2014

Scientists have analysed the genome of an 11,000 year old contagious dog genital cancer.