Biology Articles

Articles about biology, genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

19 April 2021

Getting enough sleep is vital for health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to do...

15 April 2021

Face masks have their place, but what's really needed right now is a breath of fresh air and a dose of common...

08 April 2021

Are the genes that helped us triumph historically now sowing the seeds of our metabolic undoing in the time of Covid-19?

01 April 2021

The TurtleHyb project uses DNA analysis to understand the curious case of interspecies mating in sea turtles

18 February 2021

The quest to understand animal sentience

28 December 2020

Just when I thought I was getting on top of the rules, with a Covid-compatible Christmas gift-wrapped and ready to go,...

05 September 2020

Llamas, new research has revealed, may be harbouring an immune trick that is a potent therapy for Covid-19...

03 August 2020

When you're sedated, there are radical changes to the architecture of your brain...

06 June 2020

How rapidly is Covid-19 mutating, and what do these mutations mean for the future of the pandemic?

26 May 2020

Can our feline friends contract and transmit the Covid-19 coronavirus?

21 May 2020

A Brisbane-based research team are discovering species in the gut microbiome of IBD sufferers.

08 May 2020

When you're swabbed for coronavirus infection, what are they looking for, and how does that differ from an...

30 April 2020

Grassland studies, radar-tracked bumblebees offer clues for protecting pollinators...

26 April 2020

Clinical trials are now underway on a novel vaccine against COVID-19. Will it work?

15 April 2020

Where did these viruses come from, and how do they grow in our cells?

08 March 2020

On International Women's Day, we highlight the important work Dr Alena Pribyl is contributing to science.

27 February 2020

Plants can detect insect attacks by 'sniffing' each other's aromas...

24 February 2020

If you knew you were going to be on dialysis in four years time, would you do something about it?

18 February 2020

A Naked Scientists intern turned DNA sleuth updates us on where she's got to...

02 February 2020

How aquatic single-celled plants can convert things we throw away into high-value materials...

09 January 2020

What’s the most urgent action we need to take in 2020?

19 December 2019

CRISPR provides hope for sickle cell treatment...

03 December 2019

What do you get when you sample a fish tank for DNA?

07 November 2019

Professor Guillermo Rein tells Horizon why smouldering peatland fires are so dangerous...