Biology News Stories

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

04 December 2017

Evolution in our lifetime?

01 December 2017

Scientists have discovered the key reefs that could save other reefs from destruction...

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

23 November 2017

Mice exposed to allergens pass on protective proteins to offspring through breastfeeding

23 November 2017

Dolly the cloned sheep didn't have early-onset arthritis, a new study looking at her skeleton has concluded.

23 November 2017

New hair-thin brain probe could revolutionise how we record brain activity

23 November 2017

A chemical released by intestinal worms to prevent the immune system attacking them has been isolated by scientists in...

19 November 2017

Scientists have developed a new method of growing liver cancer cells in the lab, which could greatly improve our...

10 November 2017

New study measures mechanisms for reversal of Type 2 diabetes in rats.

03 November 2017

Fossil finds have revealed male woolly mammoths were more likely to fall into natural traps

02 November 2017

Drugs present in wastewater used to irrigate farmland can affect the growth and development of insects feeding on...

18 October 2017

Plants use a trick of the light to make their flowers look blue to bees...

14 October 2017

New technique tried in human embryos

08 October 2017

Technique used for the first time in a UK lab

05 October 2017

Three quarters of the world's honey is laced with neonicotinoid insecticides, a new study has shown this week.

28 September 2017

Debris swept away by the 2011 Japanese tsunami has carried hundreds of new species across the Pacific Ocean to the...

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,...

14 September 2017

Ancient viruses live on in our genomes.

14 September 2017

The nature of the biological switch that controls whether a female honeybee will become a sterile worker or a sexually...

08 September 2017

Researchers have used a novel technique to understand coral loss over a period of 240 years.

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-...