Biology News Articles

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

10 March 2016

Bacteria that can degrade PET, one of the most commonly used forms of plastic, have been identified by Japanese...

25 February 2016

A genetic analysis of Australian aborigines confirms when their earliest ancestors first arrived on the Antipodean...

19 February 2016

A map charting the ecosystems most vulnerable to a changing climate has been produced by scientists in Norway.

19 February 2016

A technique to reprogramme immune cells to wipe out cancer has been tested successfully by scientists in America.

08 February 2016

London-based researchers have received permission to edit the genomes of human embryos for research purposes.

08 February 2016

A public health emergency has been declared this week by The World Health Organisation around the outbreak of Zika...

29 January 2016

Seagrasses, which evolved on land and have since migrated back into the world's oceans, might hold the key to...

22 January 2016

What are the limitations to running up a wall like a spider?

18 December 2015

A plant protein used to communicate with friendly soil fungi has been identified by Cambridge University scientists.

11 December 2015

Attending life drawing classes improves your body image, research has found.

07 December 2015

More than 90% of the world's migrating birds are not protected across all of the territories they fly through.

07 December 2015

Obesity has a reprogramming effect on a man's sperm DNA, explaining why a tendency to be overweight may run in...

04 December 2015

Researchers have linked a brain receptor gene with your ability to stop smoking, but not all of the scientific...

27 November 2015

Researchers find compulsive sexual behaviour, more commonly known as sex addiction, is driven by the huge novelty...

23 November 2015

Magnetism-detecting molecule that might enable animals to navigate using magnetic fields has been discovered by Chinese...

20 November 2015

Scientists have found a new example of how genetics can code for complex courting behaviours

13 November 2015

Which reefs are most at risk from climate change? Some reef communities are composed of many species already at their...

30 October 2015

Electric eels curl up to double the damage dealt by their electric organs and immobilise their prospective prey.

28 October 2015

The poo of large animals that are now extinct was key to the Earth's nutrient cycle.

23 October 2015

Your birth order will not necessarily determine your personality in later life.

20 October 2015

Life may have got going on Earth 300 million years earlier than first proposed, according to a study of ancient rock...

16 October 2015

Young babies use their tongues to help them to hear and make sense of spoken sounds. Might a dummy make a difference to...

15 October 2015

Plants lace their nectar with caffeine to encourage bees to keep returning and pollinate them in the process.

12 October 2015

Using light, researchers were able to control the heartbeat of a fruit fly, which could help to research and prevent...