Human 'mini-brain' develops slowest among primates

Researchers grow brains in a lab and discover that human neurons develop more slowly than those of other primates.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Oct. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: brain neuroscience biology

Novosibirsk: 'No risk' after blast and fire at Russian lethal virus lab

A major research centre says no biological agents have been released from a blast and fire at a lab.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: biology russia ebola-virus

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Aug. 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  biology

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
May 16, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: insects biology

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

By Roland Pease • bbcnews
May 16, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: genetics london biology

How human food is changing wildlife

Wild animals are increasingly eating our food and scientists are discovering 'hidden effects'.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Feb. 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: environment conservation biology nature wildlife

Protein research takes Chemistry Nobel - BBC News

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in enzyme research.

Added by: worddisk • bbcnews
Oct. 3, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  chemistry  nobel-prize  biology

Arctic ocean's wakeful winter revealed - BBC News

Far from falling into quiet, darkened slumber, the waters of the Arctic are bustling with activity during the long polar night - from brightly glowing krill to seabirds on the hunt.

By Jonathan Webb • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2015 ~6 min

Tags:  climate-change  biology  arctic  marine-biology

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