Bees have been trained to kick a ball around, displaying their surprising capability to learn.
What kind of things can we study using optogenetics?
Do we really snack on arachnids while sleeping?
Could a gene drive eradicate mosquitoes?
Computer simulations reveal how ants work together to carry large food items back to the nest.
The size and nutritional content of meals influences how sleepy a fly feels afterwards...
To celebrate Hallowe’en, I’ve picked the scary-sounding fruit fly gene Ouija
Board as our gene of the month.
Modelling the effectiveness of bednets against mosquitoes and malaria...
A single-dose treatment has cured malaria in mice.
And finally it’s time for our Gene of the Month, and this time it’s Deadpan.
A controversial pesticide has been linked to long-term wild bee decline.
New research shows the possible scale of Zika virus infection.
A parasitic plant that devastates crops in some parts of the world may have now met its match thanks to the household...
What is biodiversity and can it survive urbanisation?
Honeybees adjust the position of their antennae as they
The itchier a mosquito bite, the more likely you are to get a
disease from it.
Bees can tell one flower from another just by electric fields that the flowers send out. But how do they do it?
And finally it’s time for our gene of the month, and this time it’s Armadillo.
Is it true that bumblebees defy physics when they fly?
And finally it’s time for our gene of the month, and this time it’s Alhambra.
Police are almost never the first at the scene of a murder: blow flies can arrive in just 15 seconds.
Our gene of the month is Pygopus, named after the species of Australian
In most species females live longer than males but we still don't know why.
The guts of male and female fruit flies age differently.