Evolution

12 May 2012

One of the biggest genetics stories this month came from the world of cancer research. Writing in the New England...

12 May 2012

Back in 1973, Theodosius Dobzhansky published an essay titled “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of...

04 May 2012

Terje Laskemoen explains the speedy sperm found in the songbird and the reasons for its evolution...

04 May 2012

A number of animals use primitive tools, but how does this behaviour begin? And what can it tell us about how we got...

03 April 2012

Sue Nelson explores the missing pieces of the dwarf elephant puzzle and what these extinct animals can tell us about...

04 March 2012

A new drug target to fight memory loss in Alzheimers, the genome of Otzi the iceman, gender selection in pygmy hippos...

29 January 2012

How mapping a mushroom trip could provide treatments for depression, the gene behind a winning racehorse, the world...

22 January 2012

Prior to about 1 billion years ago, all life on earth consisted of single-celled organisms. Then something happened to...

08 January 2012

Free-runing, or parkour, is helping scientists understand how orang-utans move across a forest canopy...

06 October 2011

Why did 90% of ocean life vanish 250 million years ago? We find out as we dive into Permian seas to investigate an...

17 March 2011

A new study sheds doubt on the long held idea that Homo sapiens evolved from East Africa...

13 March 2011

Scientists at Stanford University in California have discovered how certain changes in our DNA have sculpted the...

14 November 2010

When American scientists discovered some tree fossils in 2007, they turned out to be 385 million years old. That makes...

14 November 2010

Previously, we have believed that the Earth’s atmosphere turned oxygen-rich about 800 million years ago and this...

10 October 2010

Orang-utans are one of the world’s most fascinating creatures living primarily among the trees. They're the only...

26 September 2010

Historically, scientists thought that the most severe form of malaria, known as falciparum malaria, first spread into...

15 August 2010

Sediba - a newly discovered, 2 million year old possible ancestor, had a small brain, but probably walked a bit more...

01 August 2010

Baba Brinkman on his own brand of hip-hop, and bringing science to the poetry and spoken word tent at Glastonbury.

01 August 2010

Broadcaster and comedian Robin Ince incorporates a great deal of science into his comedy, quoting from Carl Sagan,...

11 July 2010

In the wild, a gene that produces an organism’s chances of surviving increases their odds of reproducing. It’s usually...