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  • Herbs and berries can preserve meat

    Why should the shelf life of meat products be extended by a chemical preservative, nitrite, if nature’s own products, grown ecologically, can be used? Researchers have found eight herbs and berries that can preserve meat – and also offer new flavours.
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    Hormone spirals give protection against uterine cancer. The hormone spiral is superior compared to treatment with tablets.
  • Treasures in farm mounds

    In North Norwegian farm mounds archaeologists unearth layer upon layer, revealing activities going back to the days of the Vikings. These are now threatened by construction and a warmer climate.
  • Barley gene could help feed the world

    Researchers from Carlsberg have identified the gene that makes mutant barley bloom faster than regular barley. The discovery could lead to extra food for the world’s poorest nations.
  • Chickens cause serious infections in humans

    Intestinal bacteria from poultry can infect humans and cause urinary tract infections. A new study looks into disease transmission from animals to humans in a world of increasing antibiotic resistance.
  • A murky glass mystery

    Discovered by accident, it's useful as a window coating. When the sun shines, this compound gets darker. But why? Scientists have yet to find out.
  • Green spaces boost your health

    Living close to a green area is likely to make you a healthier and happier person, says report.
  • Northern biolab for rent

    If you have some good bio-tech ideas but no place to test them, you might consider a travel to the far North.
  • Legacy of a dexterous northerner

    Tromsø University Museum has a rocking chair of unknown origin, which demonstrates the handicraft of ordinary people.
  • Redheads feel a different kind of pain

    Redheads are more sensitive to some kinds of pain and less sensitive to others. The explanation for these differences could be found in their genetic makeup.

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