Answers to Biology Questions

Biology, genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

19 May 2020

Do we all have the same number of nerve endings, regardless of body size?

21 April 2020

Everyone has gut bacteria that keep them healthy. How do babies get them if they're born by caesarian section?

07 April 2020

Or is the idea all smoke and mirrors?

05 March 2020

And could this be a new model for farming?

05 March 2020

Does it depend on the plant? Or on the soil?

05 March 2020

Listener Lorna had this query about her own cancer treatment...

05 March 2020

And why don't hydroponic farms have this problem?

25 February 2020

Will it sterilise the sponge?

04 February 2020

Is it hard to keep up?

04 February 2020

How healthy is soy?

04 February 2020

How fast do drugs leave the body?

04 February 2020

Is there a better way to lose those calories?

04 February 2020

Should I drink what I boiled my veg in?

04 February 2020

Is it easy to look for toxins?

14 January 2020

Why do some people sneeze when they eat dark chocolate?

07 January 2020

We finally address the real question: why do banana peels sometimes have 3 segments, sometimes 4 or 5?

07 January 2020

DNA mutates all that time, so what's to stop it affecting an important part of our biology?

07 January 2020

Tim Revell demonstrates how a computer examines a face...

07 January 2020

And what about the rest of the world too?

07 January 2020

Would your body understand it, and what would it do?

03 December 2019

Why are some of us drawn to food when we're stressed?

19 November 2019

And how would they know your blood group anyway?

05 November 2019

Where do birds sleep? If it's in trees, why don't they fall out when they nod off?