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December 2017
‘Butterfly mountain’ was until recently considered to be in danger of losing its namesakes, but Liz Sheffield explains how ex-illegal loggers might be able to save the day
October 2017
Plastic pollution solutions: Liz Sheffield examines what we can do about this huge threat to marine life
March 2017
Knight in slimy armour: Liz Sheffield explains how the slime from hagfish and their ability to escape from tight spots might come to our rescue for a range of applications
December 2016
Soaking up the sun: By 2050 we will have more than 9 billion mouths to feed. Liz Sheffield explains how GM might help crop productivity
October 2016
Bears in space: How do water bears survive dehydration, freezing, boiling and radiation? It’s in their genes, as Liz Sheffield explains
March 2016
Rocket Science: Liz Sheffield looks at the significance of science experiments in space and explains how you can become part of one
December 2015
Pigeon power: Liz Sheffield explains how pigeons can be trained to identify signs of cancer in images of human breast tissue
October 2015
Why beetles get the blame for, but also benefit from, California’s latest fires. Liz Sheffield explains how biology and fire are inextricably linked
March 2014
The killing of a young giraffe at a Danish zoo caused a media outcry. Liz Sheffield explores the issues
December 2014
Liz Sheffield discusses why a disease first identified in the 1970s still lacks a cure
March 2015
Toxin-producing microbes are on the increase in our lakes. Liz Sheffield explains why this matters
December 2013
Liz Sheffield explains how stem cell donation works and why you should consider becoming a donor
October 2014
Liz Sheffield explains how an ingredient found in turmeric may hold the key to repairing the brains of people living with dementia
March 2013
Liz Sheffield explains how scientists test for horsemeat and considers the risks of contamination
December 2012
Which animals deserve saving? Freshwater mussels are not cuddly and cute but Liz Sheffield explains why we should save them from extinction.
October 2013
Campylobacter is the commonest cause of food poisoning in the UK. Liz Sheffield explains why, and how to avoid becoming ill
December 2011
Liz Sheffield looks at a new technique that cured a 2-month-old boy’s liver disease and could reduce the need for liver donors.
March 2012
Liz Sheffield takes a look at the astonishing organisms being discovered on the deep ocean floors
October 2011
Liz Sheffield looks at the biology behind extraordinary recent developments in transplants, synthetic organs and bionic limbs