Biology Articles

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

19 October 2005

Underwater photographer Klaus Jost photographs the great white shark using a neoprene seal as bait in 'shark alley...

12 October 2005

The marine ecosystem in Alask has undergone a dramatic ecosystem shift: over just 20 years, previously-abundant shrimp...

05 October 2005

Napoleon wrasses are found on reefs across the Indian and Pacific Oceans. However over-exploitation by fisherman due to...

28 September 2005

SEX: A short word. Often used. Often used to sell products in fact. Yet it is one of our base instincts, one of our...

21 September 2005

Genetic modification (GM) is the heritable alteration of the genetic make-up of an organism...

07 September 2005

The Chilean Sea Bass, or Patagonian Toothfish, is a very tasty fish particularly popular in America. Gene looks into...

10 August 2005

In this article Kat Arney describes the history of cloning and the techniques that were used to clone Dolly the Sheep,...

27 July 2005

Transposons are pieces of DNA that have jumped their way around our genome throughout evolution. What are transposons...

22 June 2005

The life of a laboratory animal is not generally an enviable one. However, for some fruitflies in San Francisco it must...

08 June 2005

"Neanderthal" was once used as an insult; a term for a stupid, brutish oaf but who were Neanderthals, and how...

11 May 2005

The recently discovered traces of ricin in a makeshift laboratory in a flat in London have caused a media frenzy over...

01 May 2005

Peter Brennan describes how smells called pheromones can influence our sexual behaviour and how pheromones work...

20 April 2005

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) aims to regulate the trade in animal and plant...

06 April 2005

Adel looks at the nuts and bolts of building an animal from genes right up to bones, and discusses similarities between...

23 March 2005

Developments in biological science, have led to a massive increase in the amount of data available in biology and...

09 March 2005

The fertility doctor Panos Zavos claimed to have cloned a human baby, while a team of researchers in South Korea also...

02 March 2005

Caffeine seems to be vital for the functioning of the modern world, from keeping drivers awake to getting that last...

26 January 2005

A report was published warning that Britain's prosperity will suffer if the government does not come up with new...

22 December 2004

The brain is probably the most fascinating yet impenetrable organ studied by scientists. One question that remains to...

15 December 2004

Research has shown that bald males command a larger harem of females than their hairier counterparts...that is, if the...

08 December 2004

Scientists studying the Conus snail have found that it harbours a cocktail of over 50 nerve toxins in its venom, some...

17 November 2004

Chris Smith describes how cloning, occuring naturally in your body continuously, will have produced literally metres of...

01 September 2004

Dr. Kat Arney discusses the process of genetic imprinting whereby the expression of a gene, and therefore its effects,...