Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment fish oceans plastic-pollution marine-biology plastic

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 | Oct. 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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 | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: russia ebola-virus biology

Victor Vescovo: Adventurer reaches deepest ocean locations

Financier Victor Vescovo completes his quest to visit the deepest parts of Earth's five oceans.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-science oceans marine-biology

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

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

By Pallab Ghosh | Aug. 21, 2019
~6 mins |

Tags:  biology

Worm with eyes in head and bottom found off Shetland

Scientists found the new species during a survey of a marine protected area off Scotland.

BBC Science News | June 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: animals shetland marine-biology

Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.

By Ken Macdonald | June 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: oban atlantic-ocean marine-biology

Climate change link to puffin deaths

Climate change played a role in the deaths of thousands of puffins in Alaska, according to a study.

By Helen Briggs | May 29, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: alaska seabirds puffins birds marine-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 | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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 | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: london genetics biology

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