Biology - Other news

Is a new form of life really so alien?

The idea of discovering a new form of life has not only excited astronomers and astrobiologists for decades, but also the wider public. The notion that we are the only example of a successful life form in the galaxy has, ...

May 08, 2012 3.6 / 5 (12) 34 | with audio podcast

With you in the room, bacteria counts spike

A person's mere presence in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour -- material largely left behind by previous occupants and stirred up from the floor -- according to new research by Yale University engineers.

Mar 28, 2012 4.4 / 5 (5) 4 | with audio podcast

Lens produces hours of scientific work in seconds

A new form of microscope which can produce results in seconds rather than hours – dramatically speeding up the process of drug development - is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde ...

Feb 13, 2012 4.5 / 5 (14) 1 | with audio podcast

Why humans choose running over walking

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second – about 4.5 miles per hour.

Jan 05, 2012 4.8 / 5 (5) 7 | with audio podcast

Restaurants plan DNA-certified premium seafood

(AP) -- Restaurants around the world will soon use new DNA technology to assure patrons they are being served the genuine fish fillet or caviar they ordered, rather than inferior substitutes, an expert in genetic identification ...

Nov 27, 2011 4.1 / 5 (10) 14