Evolution


10 January 2013

Now it’s time to meet the Rinkidinks. These creatures are the creation of Dr Tiffany Taylor, an evolutionary biologist...

10 January 2013

Now for some other fascinating animals – pandas. I saw in the latest issue of Nature Genetics from Shancen Zhao that...

10 January 2013

One study that's very interesting is looking at how a quarter of the cow genome actually came from snakes or is...

07 December 2012

Giant reptiles cruised the oceans in the Mesozoic

07 December 2012

3 billion years later, signs of complex life in the oceans begins to emerge

25 November 2012

How do E. coli kill off their siblings in an overpopulated and underresourced world? ISIS shows us how...

20 November 2012

Best known for Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Avon Gorge in Bristol, southwest England is also home to several...

11 November 2012

Bed bugs are one of a very small handful of species who demonstrate an unusual type of mating behaviour known as ‘...

04 November 2012

Researchers have found worryingly low levels of genetic diversity in koala bears

04 November 2012

Tiny bacteria living in stinky mud can gang up to create tiny electrical nanowires.

04 November 2012

Cows milk is a remarkable food – not only for drinking, but for cheese and butter, yoghurt and cream. So when did we...

28 October 2012

Publicity and fundraising campaigns often focus on the cute, charismatic or cuddly animals, possibly leaving nature’s...

04 October 2012

First, it’s time to take a look at one of the biggest genetics stories this month with science writer Nell Barrie. In...

09 September 2012

We've already heard how epigenetic marks tell cells which genes to use, creating different types of tissue. But is...

09 August 2012

The first story comes from a scientist at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Buffalo in the US. And it...

09 August 2012

Since the first human genome was decoded, sequencing technology has sped up almost unimaginably and the cost has...

10 July 2012

At the University of Reading, Dr Tiffany Taylor and her colleagues are busy manipulating bacteria and putting them...

10 July 2012

This is a really interesting study looking at the evolution of music and this was published in the PNAS and it was led...

26 June 2012

How smoking fathers risk passing on damaged DNA to their children, Magnetic tornadoes heating up the surface of the Sun...

22 June 2012

How just 5 mutations could create a transmissable form of H5N1, the 50,000 megapixel camera providing insight never...

12 June 2012

How music can make children more empathetic, the electrical charge of cracked materials, the slow extinction of the...

08 June 2012

They've looked at the mummy of a 16th century Korean child and manage to not only extract preserved organ tissue...

08 June 2012

The first story that has caught my attention is a double in Cell led by two groups, the first by Evan Eichler and the...

12 May 2012

Sequencing stickleback genomes reveals similarities in adaptation...