Biology

21 September 2017

A large electric eel can deliver a shock ten times more powerful than a TASER, a new study has shown.

15 September 2017

Bird skulls and brains resemble those of young dinosaurs and may provide insight into their evolutionary origin and...

14 September 2017

Human population, agriculture, tourism and trade are moving microbes around the world at unprecedented levels,...

07 September 2017

Cuckoos mimic predatory hawk calls to trick other birds and increase nest invasion success, according to researchers at...

01 September 2017

Ningaloo whale sharks have a homing instinct and, following forays over considerable distances, tend to repeatedly re-...

31 August 2017

Can bacteria influence the sex life of animals? A serendipitous discovery made by researchers at UC Berkeley and...

25 August 2017

Our hairy insides protect us from the full force of fluids racing through our bodies and may inspire future robotic...

18 August 2017

Disabling and disruptive to the lives of sufferers, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects around 740,000 people...

17 August 2017

Birds sense the disparity between true and magnetic north to help them navigate, new research has shown...

16 August 2017

Repairing damaged organs with injectable tissue bandages may only be a heartbeat away ...

11 August 2017

Jesus famously turned water into wine, and now it looks like goldfish routinely do the same thing to survive in icy...

11 August 2017

A certain species of bacteria breaks down compounds, commonly found in black tea, to create a molecule that protects...

03 August 2017

The use of artificial light at night, such as street lights, can harm pollination according to researchers at the...

31 July 2017

Diabetes may be transferable to other individuals, scientists have shown...

25 May 2017

The long-standing question of why, and how, flamingos balance on just one leg seems to be about minimising muscular...

26 April 2017

Caterpillars that can munch their way through plastic bags have been described by scientists in Cambridge.

07 April 2017

With photosynthesis levels rising, could plants be the key to combating climate change?

07 April 2017

Everyone loves catching some ZZZs. For some of us, sleep is not always restful, and for scientists, it’s still a bit of...

10 March 2017

Scientists have constructed artificial chromosomes capable of genetically “booting up” and running in cultured cells.

27 February 2017

Many of us are probably all too familiar with the looming dread that comes with the morning after a night of drinking....

12 February 2017

For centuries, people have wondered what happens to us after we die. While the question will likely remain one of the...

14 January 2017

A new study suggests retroviruses are hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought

10 January 2017

Our gene of the month has a tale behind it.

08 December 2016

Pandas are highly sensitive to the scales of their habitats, and some regions earmarked for conservation are...