Biology

  • Cracking the codes of human disease

    The Epigenomics Roadmap Program sheds insight.

    Be they brain or bone, all the cells of our body carry the same DNA code or genome. Each cell type develops different...

    Biology March 2, 2015
  • How satellites can help prevent illness

    Forecast places on Earth vulnerable to outbreak of disease.

    We listen to satellite warnings about the likely movement of cyclones and storms. When danger comes, ships and aeropl...

    Biology March 2, 2015
  • Captivating flight paths of seagulls

    Capturing seagull flight paths with special video effects.

    Videographer Paul Parker created a fascinating video that displays the flight paths of seagulls against the scenic la...

    Biology March 2, 2015
  • Too much sleep increases risk of stroke

    More than eight hours a night could increase your risk of stroke.

    Too much sleep – more than eight hours a night – could increase your risk of stroke, University of Cambridge research...

    Biology February 27, 2015
  • Extra oxygen breathes life back into a deep fjord

    Research team has helped resuscitate a dying fjord.

    By pumping oxygen-rich surface water into the oxygen-starved water at the bottom of the sea, a Danish/Swedish researc...

    Biology February 26, 2015
  • Human head transplant possible in 2017

    Surgeon says head transplant will be possible within 2 years.

    Transplantation of a dog head by transplant pioneer Vladimir Demikhov in East Germany in 1959. Under Demikhov's hand ...

    Biology February 26, 2015
  • Two out of three smokers will die

    1.8 million Australians will die from smoking.

    That smoking is bad for you is old news – but just how bad is not. A new study by the Sax Institute says that up to t...

    Biology February 26, 2015
  • More adventures of the awesome octopus

    Another video has emerged of an octopus capturing a crab.

    We don't want you to think that we are fixated by octopuses here at Cosmos (although we do think they are pretty cool...

    Biology February 26, 2015
  • The secret life under the sea

    Underwater time-lapse reveals all.

    A beautiful film by Sandro Bocci takes us into the world of marine animals including corals and starfish at high magn...

    Biology February 26, 2015
  • Police can construct an identikit face from DNA

    Now police can release identikit sketches of crime suspects.

    It is now possible for police to release identikit sketches of crime suspects even in cases where no witnesses have c...

    Biology February 25, 2015
  • The sobering effect of love

    The best solution for a nasty hangover.

    Being in love might just be the best solution for a nasty hangover or making a fool out of yourself on a big night ou...

    Biology February 24, 2015
  • Chimps learn to grunt with a Scottish 'accent'

    Chimpanzees in Scottish zoo grunt to fit in with locals.

    We might think regional accents are uniquely human – after all, language is our species’ forte – but they’re not. A s...

    Biology February 23, 2015
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