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Icelandic horses carry heavy burdens

Icelandic horses have high heart rates and lactic acid concentrations during competitions and tests, Swedish study shows. “This is an indication of insufficient basic exercising of the horses,”says a Norwegian expert.

Goby behaviour says much about sexual selection

One fish off the coast of central Norway has set a record for the number of female mates it had. And that’s not all.

Here comes the electric fishing boat

The world’s first electrically powered fishing boat will be presented this August in Trondheim, Norway. But more time and development is needed before it can run completely without diesel.

Making good sperm better

Why are boars in Norway more fertile than elsewhere?

An in-trawl camera for fish

A cod swims right past the camera. These images could make it easier to set fishing quotas.

Calves need more motherly care

Calves are usually separated from cows right after birth. A new study indicates that they should get more time with their mothers.

Old DNA reveals Viking impacts on flora and fauna

Vikings’ navigational skills and travels led to more than plundering and cultural exchanges. It also spread Scandinavian plants and animals to places abroad – and likewise brought foreign flora and fauna to the Nordic countries.

Super salmon training starts early

Healthier, stronger, bigger: this is a goal for Norwegian farm-raised salmon—and Harald Takle is their personal trainer.

Rounding up a cattle virus in human noses

Watch where you sneeze! Humans can make cows sick by transmitting a virus from barn to barn – sometimes in their noses.

We carry viruses from barn to barn

Pneumonia is a mounting problem in barns.

Scientists want to make liquid manure smell a bit better

Ammonia causes the disgusting smell of urine in liquid manure from pigs and cattle. Scientists are not far from finding a way of stopping the formation of ammonia, although, this will not entirely remove the smell.

Danish biologist catches sea snakes with his bare hands

Thanks to a fearless Danish scientist we now know more about the many species of venomous sea snakes.


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