Spring cleaning cells take out the trash before they divide

Cells may use this strategy to clear out toxic by-products and give their offspring a clean slate. These resources can be used in lessons on cells and cell division with Year 8 and 10 Biology students looking for applications of … Continued

How do cells know when they’re fully grown?

Scientists unlock the key to cell size regulation – and it’s all in the DNA. How do cells regulate their size? UK researchers have answered this long-standing question in biology. Turns out, they use their DNA content as an internal … Continued

Top five examples of convergent evolution

When faced with a problem, natural selection will often produce similar solutions in unrelated animals. Use this short article with Year 10 Biology students to support the learning of convergent evolution. Word Count: 424 In the words of the best … Continued

The Future of Food

The way food is grown, used and distributed is constantly changing. When our grandparents were young, they had different access to food than we do, and it will look different again in the coming decades. So, what will our food … Continued

Live Fast, Die Last

In complete defiance of one of nature’s most fundamental laws, a species of tiny, frenetic bat is living 10 times longer – and healthier – than it should. Andrew Bain talks to the research team embarking on the project of … Continued