Biology News Articles

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

12 May 2020

Healthcare workers are carrying COVID-19 without realising they’re infected, a new study shows...

01 May 2020

Coughs and sneezes traditionally spread diseases, and coronavirus particles are shed into sewage...

28 April 2020

Loss of smell and taste sense has been reported by people later diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2. Now we know why...

22 April 2020

Covid-19 mortality rates are apparently much lower in some parts of the world. Might the TB jab you had as a teenager...

19 April 2020

Immune responses can actually help Covid-19 to infect cells, a new study reveals...

30 March 2020

The results extend what we regard as the habitable space on Earth...

15 March 2020

A robot balances better than ever before by learning from human behaviour...

10 March 2020

Is lettuce grown in space as good for you as lettuce grown on Earth?

01 March 2020

Why do seagulls want your chips? Turns out they prefer food humans have touched...

21 February 2020

How can you improve flood resilience, biodiversity and tourism? Beavers!

13 February 2020

What helps a zoo pull in the punters?

17 December 2019

DNA stores our biological blueprint, and it can now store the blueprint of common objects too...

29 November 2019

If you find it difficult to change your diet, look at what these bacteria did…

23 November 2019

The genetic changes that protect ash trees against ash dieback disease have been uncovered by UK scientists...

15 November 2019

In every generation there is about a 1% chance of a child’s father not actually being the mother’s husband...

07 November 2019

Being called a bird brain might not be such a bad thing…

02 November 2019

Measles erases the immune system's memory of past infections, two new studies revealed this week...

01 November 2019

After decades, researchers have discovered how measles erases our immune system’s memory of past infections...

30 October 2019

Ditching a raft of genes helped marine mammals to adapt to life afloat...

26 October 2019

Global wildlife trade affects whole groups of species, with up to 3,000 more species predicted to be affected.

25 September 2019

Researchers find that restoring sensation in amputated legs seems to make walking easier...

06 September 2019

A strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria absorb fewer nutrients, but thrive in hospital environments...

23 August 2019

How can bacteria cool the climate?

25 July 2019

Cigarette butts stunt plant growth...