Bioscience Tutorials & How-Tos

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on January 25, 2018

We’ve just discovered a new virus and it’s been living in our oceans for years

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Posted by Alan Martin on January 25, 2018

These are the first monkeys cloned using the “Dolly the sheep” method

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Posted by Alan Martin on January 23, 2018

Female cats are more likely to be right-handed, male cats are usually southpaws, study finds

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Posted by Edward Munn on January 16, 2018

Eye pupils change size even when animals are asleep – and it could be a defence mechanism

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on January 16, 2018

Humans, NOT rats, were to blame for spreading the Black Death across Europe, research suggests

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on January 15, 2018

We may have unlocked some of the secrets of treating anxiety and depression

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on January 15, 2018

This creepy robot baby is here to show parents just what their children crawl in around the home

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Posted by Alan Martin on January 11, 2018

Rat and bat brains have a built-in buddy-tracker

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on January 11, 2018

Human memory may be the result of a 400-million-year-old viral infection

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Posted by Edward Munn on January 9, 2018

How do general anaesthetics work? Scientists may have finally found the answer

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Posted by Emma Sims on January 9, 2018

This ingestible “mini pill box” could end the need for daily HIV medication

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Posted by Alex Lee on January 4, 2018

Bonobos might not be the saintly hippies we imagine

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Posted by Edward Munn on January 4, 2018

Scientists have found a way to create drugs you can’t overdose on or become addicted to

male_contraception
Posted by Thomas McMullan on December 21, 2017

‘Rub-on’ male contraception gel to be trialled in UK – and you don’t rub it where you think you would

bioluminescence
Posted by Emma Sims on December 20, 2017

Glow-in-the-dark sharks found gracing the waters of Hawaii

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on December 8, 2017

Is being straight or gay written in your genes? Scientists discover genetic traits for sexual orientation

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Posted by Alan Martin on December 4, 2017

Bird-brains of Britain: Pigeons have an understanding of space and time

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Posted by Thomas McMullan on December 4, 2017

The bizarre reason why you can hear this GIF, even though it’s silent

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Posted by Abigail Beall on November 24, 2017

Darwin’s finches are seen evolving in real time on Galapagos creating an entirely new species

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Posted by Alex Lee on November 22, 2017

Air pollution seems to be shrinking human sperm

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Posted by Alan Martin on November 20, 2017

Squirrel biology may hold an unlikely fix for avoiding brain damage in stroke patients

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Posted by Alex Lee on November 15, 2017

Scientists accidentally hatch beetles with three functional eyes in a bizarre gene experiment

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on November 13, 2017

Google’s AI expert believes humans and AI will merge

stem-cell_skin
Posted by Edward Munn on November 9, 2017

The science behind the incredible story of the ‘butterfly’ boy who had 80% of his skin replaced

wine_and_chocolate
Posted by Alex Lee on November 9, 2017

Red wine and dark chocolate could hold the clues to eternal youth

depression_unlock
Posted by Vaughn Highfield on November 8, 2017

Scientists unlock the key to getting rid of unwanted thoughts

sheep
Posted by Edward Munn on November 7, 2017

Sheep recognise faces as well as humans do – and it has a very important health benefit

vr_for_animals
Posted by Alex Reis on October 31, 2017

How VR for animals could unlock the secrets of our own minds

matheronodon-reconstruction
Posted by Abigail Beall on October 26, 2017

This ‘ugly’ dinosaur had giant scissor-like teeth

raccoon
Posted by Abigail Beall on October 23, 2017

Raccoons pass an ancient intelligence test by knocking it over

jealous_monkey_mind
Posted by Thomas McMullan on October 18, 2017

This is what jealousy does to the brain

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Posted by Alex Lee on October 16, 2017

Breakthrough study confirms that sugar exacerbates cancer

bird_sing_machine
Posted by Abigail Beall on October 11, 2017

Scientists can now predict what a bird will sing next based on its thoughts

sooty_birds
Posted by Abigail Beall on October 10, 2017

Records of historical air pollution are hiding in sooty birds’ feathers

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Posted by Alex Lee on October 4, 2017

The anti-vaxxer movement is causing measles outbreaks

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Posted by Vaughn Highfield on September 29, 2017

What’s the point of wasps? Turns out, they do a lot more than you think

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Posted by Alex Lee on September 29, 2017

You could soon be eating fish chipped with biodegradable microsensors

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Posted by Alan Martin on September 29, 2017

Jim Al-Khalili on why quantum biology matters: “The payback if it’s true is huge”

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 27, 2017

You’re probably worse at multitasking than a pigeon

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

Hope for coma patients as implant helps man start to regain consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 25, 2017

Fish have distinct, complex personalities and react differently to stress

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 20, 2017

Ducks who hang out in big groups have larger penises

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Posted by Victoria Woollaston on September 20, 2017

Stomach-churning show reveals the grim contents of London’s 130-tonne monster ‘fatberg’ of human waste

brainternet
Posted by Abigail Beall on September 18, 2017

Human brains are “wired” up to the web in real time using a Raspberry Pi

writing_about_your_feelings_could_improve_your_exam_performance
Posted by Abigail Beall on September 18, 2017

Writing about your feelings helps boost performance in exams, interviews and at work, study finds

what_is_asmr
Posted by Thomas McMullan on September 14, 2017

What is ASMR? The science behind the whisper craze sweeping YouTube

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Posted by Alan Martin on September 14, 2017

Toxoplasma gondii: The mind-altering cat parasite might be more dangerous than we thought

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 13, 2017

The way squirrels organise their nuts will put your wardrobe to shame

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 12, 2017

Blame your bad habits on this ‘master controller’ brain cell

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Posted by Abigail Beall on September 8, 2017

Internal clock is discovered in a living human cell