Biology News Articles

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

01 December 2021

Faster urban heating leads to earlier tree greening

26 November 2021

Scientists used genetic engineering to 3D print a gel with living cells that release drugs or clean pollutants

13 November 2021

Early birds and night owls risk missing solar cues needed to reset their body clock, risking heart health...

08 November 2021

Whales have been found to eat up to three times more than we initially estimated...

05 November 2021

Dawn choruses across Europe and North America are becoming quieter and less varied

29 October 2021

New combined approach could help tackle deadly bacteria

29 October 2021

Why do some of us walk to the shops one way and then routinely follow an alternative route home?

19 October 2021

This extreme Nordic tradition burns calories with no exercise, and potentially improves sleep

02 July 2021

The rodents are not only taking a toll on the landscape, but also the wellbeing of farming communities...

01 July 2021

As glaciers move to the ocean they act as "natural bulldozers", crushing the underlying rock and releasing...

25 June 2021

The rise of slime off Turkey is a dangerous eyesore. But it's not all doom and gloop: this can be reversed

04 June 2021

Sharks gather map-like information from Earth's magnetic field

18 February 2021

If cats eat and play, mice live to see another day...

04 February 2021

A drug that combats a rare human genetic disease is lethal to blood-sucking insects...

22 January 2021

Trapped in amber for millions of years, this beetle has been scientifically very enlightening...

15 January 2021

These Japanese millipedes join cicadas as the only other arthropods with a multi-year life cycle...

13 November 2020

Does the announcement from Pfizer this week mark the beginning of the end of our socially-distanced existence...

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...