Biology Articles

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

13 October 2019

Measuring which microorganisms are in a person’s gut and how they influence overall health is now a reality...

13 September 2019

What can a 5-month stay on a far-away tropical island have to do with harmful microbes?

12 September 2019

Public action and ‘fundamental social change’ needed to reverse biodiversity decline.

05 September 2019

Fossil colour studies are changing our idea of how dinosaurs looked..

22 August 2019

Mobile forests could help cities cope with climate change...

25 July 2019

Could green fertiliser transform agriculture?

11 July 2019

Transplant recipients may soon have a test to protect against organ rejection...

04 July 2019

Why meerkats and mongooses have a cooperative approach to raising their pups...

02 May 2019

Where did domesticated dogs come from?

16 April 2019

Shark-cams reveal the world through a white shark's eyes for the first time...

01 April 2019

Our food security and biodiversity are under threat from invasive alien species

14 March 2019

How have two and three toed sloths evolved independently of each other?

07 March 2019

What is the noise from whale-watching boats doing to the inner ears of marine mammals?

05 March 2019

How tiny grasshoppers are helping us to understand the origins of species and how evolution works...

28 February 2019

Why do injuries often lead to scars...

25 January 2019

Could microbes hold the key to sustainable agriculture?

22 January 2019

What are the effects of using more antibiotics in animals than humans...

14 January 2019

The white-bellied frog in south-west Western Australia is experiencing population extinctions throughout its small...

24 December 2018

There are multiple clocks in the body: how do they tick to the same rhythm?

06 December 2018

People tend to favour relatives over non-relatives. But is this a product of culture or a part of human nature?

27 November 2018

A trainee clinical geneticist talks to a mother whose child suffered from a genetic disease...

11 November 2018

How drones and AI are helping to track endangered species and threatened marine habitats...

08 November 2018

Smartphone apps and genetic studies are teaming up to fight childhood obesity.

01 November 2018

A significant amount of the single-use plastics that we use ends up in our oceans.