Category: Life Sciences

Boys to Men

Felicity Carlysle reports a new experimental treatment that may make having a family possible for childhood cancer survivors.

Throw Me A Meal!

A carnivorous plant of the sundew genus uses two different types of mechanisms to trap animals, new research shows. Scientists in Germany studied the sundew Drosera glanduligera to understand how this plant uses a catapult mechanism to throw flies into its sticky leaf centre where digestive enzymes break down insects to extract nutrients essential for the plant’s development.

Allelopathy: When Plants Attack!

Allelopathy: When Plants Attack!

Biochemical warfare used by aliens on the attack sounds like the plot of an apocalyptic sci-fi story. However under the ground there is biochemical warfare occurring, invaders being repelled and defenders being overcome.

Reintroducing The Wild

Reintroducing The Wild

Could reintroducing wolves reinvigorate the landscape of the Scottish Highlands? Simon Gill investigates the effects of bringing back this icon of the wilderness to modern day Scotland.