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Reindeer thrive on forest diversity

An arboreal mix of species and ages is vital to effective reindeer husbandry.

Cutting weeds in the fall is no help

Gardeners must attack in the summer to get rid of many perennial weeds.

DNA test rewrites history of Greenland cod

The fish in Greenland’s great cod boom in the 1960s did not come from Iceland, as previously thought. They were ‘made in Greenland’

Fish migrate to avoid predators

Tagged fish reveal that animals migrate to avoid being eaten by predators.

Larger offspring when fish pick own mates

It might not be so advantageous for us to help endangered animal species by selecting what we consider suitable mates for them.

Sedatives turn fish into unsociable gluttons

Drug residues in the waterways can have unexpected consequences for our ecosystems, say Swedish researchers after exposing perch to anti-anxiety drugs.

A cold cure for sick fish

When pipefish are sick, they swim towards cooler water to get better. But what will happen when global warming causes the world's seas to heat up?

Want some week-old fish?

Most of us would refrain from buying fresh fish that was caught more than three days ago. But if we don’t know the day of catch, we gladly consume fish that is much older.

New signs of pre-Viking life on the Faroe Islands

The earliest traces of human life on the Faroe Islands date back to the Viking era. But new pollen analyses suggest that people, and perhaps even agriculture, existed on the islands long before the Vikings arrived.

How the heavy plough changed the world

New technology ploughed its way to prosperity in medieval Northern Europe.

Cheese waste can replace antibiotics in pig feed

Farmers are feeding their pigs with so many antibiotics that we are becoming increasingly resistant to them. Now a Danish researcher has discovered that cheese waste with added bacteria can replace some of the antibiotics used by farmers.

Soft sea slugs pack a hard punch

Sea slugs may sound like they're soft and squishy, but they have poisonous tentacles and eat nearly everything they come across, including each others' eggs. These delicate and often brightly coloured animals are ferocious predators.