Biology News Articles

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25 September 2015

A man paralysed has been able to walk again thanks to a new brain-muscle interface device developed by scientists in...

24 September 2015

Some bats use a special conveyor belt-like tongue to extract nactar from flowers

24 September 2015

Sitting has been deemed the new smoking, but is fidgeting now the new standing?

24 September 2015

Does being a good parent shorten your lifespan? The answer is yes, at least if you’re a burying beetle with a lazy...

24 September 2015

A technique to selectively deactivate pain pathways from specific parts of the body has been developed by scientists in...

18 September 2015

Endangered Asian elephants age faster and have fewer offspring if their mothers are stressed when they are born.

17 September 2015

Zebra finches who mate for 'love' are better parents than those who don't...

17 September 2015

A study into Mexican fish has found that those evolved to living in caves save energy by not having eyes.

17 September 2015

To help understand what goes on in the mind of man's best friend, five hundred dogs have been recruited as the...

11 September 2015

Antibacterial vegetables capable of blitzing dangerous E. coli infections have been bred by scientists in Germany.

11 September 2015

A cave crammed with fossil remains of a previously undiscovered human ancestor suggests that these primitive people...

10 September 2015

A blood test can be used to detect a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer's...

04 September 2015

A 460 million year old fossil of the oldest and largest species of marine scorpion has been discovered, measuring...

26 August 2015

Depth of fishing is key to sustainability, not the size of catch says new research...

14 August 2015

Drones bad for black bears...

14 August 2015

The contrasting pattern on zebras may have a different purpose to what we originally thought...

07 August 2015

A chemical signal that triggers regeneration of tissues has been revealed...

07 August 2015

Chicken, or egg: how one of the first complex lifeforms on Earth reproduced has been unearthed by UK scientists.

06 August 2015

Why different animals have differently-shaped pupils has now been revealed...

06 August 2015

Bonobos can communicate like human babies, using sounds that have a meaning dependent on context, but which is not...

31 July 2015

The microbes living in the intestine can contribute to the symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new study has revealed...

31 July 2015

Academic success at the end of compulsory education may be down to genetics.

31 July 2015

Unexpected internal structures have been found in the teeth of T.rex, amongst other dinosaurs...

28 July 2015

A fossil snake unlike any other has been discovered - it has 4 legs! Could this settle some arguments about the...