Biology News Articles

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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-...

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

A way to fix problems caused by additional copies of chromosomes has been discovered by UK scientists...

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 ...

14 August 2017

Stripy sea snakes are more susceptible to the harmful effects of water pollution than their black coloured counterparts...

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

The constellation of genes that need to be in working order to enable the immune system to kill off cancers has been...

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

An in-born heart defect has been fixed using gene editing in human embryos, scientists reported this week.

03 August 2017

Worsening night-time light pollution is hitting pollination rates and denting plant fruit yields, a new study has shown...

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...

28 June 2017

For the first time since their extinction from over-hunting in the 16th century beavers have been reintroduced to...

25 May 2017

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

25 May 2017

Mice conceived using sperm flown in space are healthy and have normal fertility themselves, Japanese scientists have...

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

26 April 2017

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

20 April 2017

Even the deepest parts of the ocean are not safe from the footprints of humanity...

14 April 2017

Ancient proteins provide clues for biotech.