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Biology is the study of living things and how they grow, survive, interact and reproduce.

We've published 38 articles and 54 specialist blog posts about biology so far, featuring 480 unanswered biology questions! But we're not done yet as we still have another 258 biology research areas in our database to write about, so come back soon!

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Planet Earth Report –“Coronavirus ‘Once-in-a-Century’ Pathogen to Extraterrestrial Origin of Protein”
29th February, 2020
Headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.
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Pressure to keep up: status imbalance a major factor in stress in gay men
29th February, 2020
Striking findings contained in new study may broaden appreciation of unique stressors faced by gay and bisexual men
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Brain wiring could be behind learning difficulties, say experts
27th February, 2020
Scientists say current system for labelling children with difficulties is ‘too simple’
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“Big Life” –Habitable Exoplanet Twice Size of Earth Detected
27th February, 2020
Potentially habitable exoplanet detected, opening search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.

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Pregnancy
There are many unknowns when it comes to pregnancy, and many accepted phenomena are still unexplained, or simply attributed to "hormones" or "the placenta" (a complex and poorly understood organ!)
Image credit: Olichel (CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay)
Sleep
Going without sleep will kill you faster than going without food. But why?
Image credit: ©Andrew (Flickr, attribution)
Plastics
What happens to plastic when it gets disposed of into the environment, and how might it affect us?
Image credit: Scott Cromwell
Chameleons
Chameleons hold a fascinating blend of traits that scientists have been studying for many years.
Image credit: ©Tom Bech (attribution)
Keystone species
If a keystone species is lost, the entire ecosystem can collapse.
Image credit: © ©John Fowler (CC BY 2.0) via Flickr
Extraterrestrial life
The search for alien life catches many people's imagination and has always been a very public branch of science. So with all this investigation, why has our search revealed nothing? Are we truly alone in the Universe?

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Coronavirus 101
Sunday 21st of June 2020
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Gender and Pain
Friday 5th of June 2020
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Categorising Things is “Evil”
Thursday 21st of May 2020
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Cheese
Monday 20th of April 2020
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TWDK magnifying glassBiochemistry is a broad area of chemistry covering the chemical processes involved in life itself.

TWDK magnifying glassBiomechanics applies the principles of physics and engineering to understanding biological systems.

TWDK magnifying glassBiomedicine looks at the underlying mechanisms of disease.

TWDK magnifying glassBiophysics uses the principles of physics to study life at every level, from atoms and molecules, to cells, organisms and environments.

TWDK magnifying glassCytology also known as cell biology, cytology is the study of cells - the building blocks of life.

TWDK magnifying glassDevelopmental Biology is the study of how organisms grow and develop, from how genes influence cells, to how organisms change throughout their lives.

TWDK magnifying glassEcology is the study of how organisms affect, and are affected by, their environment.

TWDK magnifying glassEvolutionary Biology looks at how plants and animals are affected by the process of evolution by natural selection.

TWDK magnifying glassGenetics is the study of genes - the stretches of DNA found in almost every creature which acts as the blueprint for their bodies.

TWDK magnifying glassMicrobiology is the study of the smallest, usually single-celled, organisms such as bacteria and viruses.

TWDK magnifying glassMolecular Biology looks at the structure of cells, and the systems within them at the molecular level, to understand how they work and interact.

TWDK magnifying glassNeuroscience is the study of the central nervous system, including the brain.

TWDK magnifying glassPalaeontology is the study of life which existed prior to the current "Holocene" geological epoch.

TWDK magnifying glassPhotobiology is the study of how cells and organisms change physically and chemically in response to non-ionising radiation.

TWDK magnifying glassPhysiology focuses on organisms at the system level. It aims to explain how these systems, which can range from a single cell to a whole organism, carry out their functions.

TWDK magnifying glassRadiobiology studies the effects of ionising radiation on living organisms.

TWDK magnifying glassZoology or animal biology, is the study of biology relating to the animal kingdom.

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