DNA reveals the true age of Granddad the lungfish
How old was Granddad the lungfish, the world’s oldest aquarium fish? Spoiler alert: it’s a super-prime number.
Breakthrough allows scientists to determine the age of endangered native fish using DNA
Determining the age of fish has been historically difficult, primarily involving lethal methods. A new DNA test solves this problem.
Eggshell forensics solve the riddles of ancient birds
We have achieved the delicate and intricate task of teasing DNA sequences from the shells of non-ratite birds, opening up egg collections in museums around the world as a resource for DNA-based research.
Slime as you’ve never seen it
By Carrie Bengston Last week, the prestigious US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a fascinating […]
Take a dive into the gene pool with Science Club on BBC Knowledge
Science Club Fans! If you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter the Science Club Competition. All you have to do […]