Biology

  • Gene sequence leads to bigger mouse brain

    How our brain grew larger than our closest living relatives.

    Researchers at Duke University have attempted to describe how our brain grew significantly larger than our closest li...

    Biology February 23, 2015
  • Seal colonies come back from brink of extinction

    Australian seal colonies remarkable recovery.

    Two colonies of seals living off the southern Australian coast have made a remarkable recovery from the being on the ...

    Biology February 23, 2015
  • Anti-HIV drug could work as a vaccine

    Drug so potent it might work as a vaccine.

    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claims to have found an anti-HIV drug so potent it might work as a vaccine. ...

    Biology February 19, 2015
  • The amazing stamina of migrating birds

    How do they do it?

    A Week in Science, from RiAus, this week looks at bird migrations – feats of stamina that are hard to believe. The re...

    Biology February 19, 2015
  • Fish skin bandages could speed up wound healing

    Chinese researchers say they can speed up skin wound healing.

    Chinese researchers say they can speed up skin wound healing on mice using fish protein in the form of collagen obtai...

    Biology February 19, 2015
  • How moths evolved to fool their enemies' sonar

    How luna moths avoid detection from the sonar cries of bats.

    A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)  has shed light on the methods used b...

    Biology February 19, 2015
  • Limpet teeth strength

    The strongest natural substance known to man.

    The humble limpet attaches itself to rocks by means of its teeth, which are made of the strongest natural substance k...

    Biology February 19, 2015
  • Ferns produce a new hybrid

    After 60 million years new hybrid emerges.

    A pale green fern found (above) on the forest floor of the Pyrenees has surprised researchers by proving to be a cros...

    Biology February 19, 2015
  • Drug potency and the risk of psychosis

    Frequent use of skunk risks developing psychotic disorders.

    A study, published in The Lancet, suggests that frequent use of skunk – high-potency cannabis – significantly raises ...

    Biology February 16, 2015
  • Lego to help handle delicate insects

    New contraptions made entirely of Lego building blocks.

    Some scientists have all the fun. A small team of entomologists have conjured up some new contraptions – devices made...

    Biology February 16, 2015
  • The awesome octopus

    10 reasons octopuses are awesome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoCzZHcwKxI&feature=emb_title Bang! Oxford University students' wonderful science...

    Biology February 13, 2015
  • Why animals like taking drugs

    Are animals secret stoners?

    For years scientists believed that humans were the only species that sought out intoxicating substances, but that did...

    Biology February 13, 2015
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