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What makes an animal clever? Research shows that intelligence is not just about using tools

The list of animals that use tools keeps growing, from chimps to birds and even octopuses. So is it time that we abandoned "tool use" as a measure of intelligence among species?

How much man made noise can the marine environment withstand?

The marine environment is not as quiet as it used to be. And humans are to blame. How does this affect animals living in the ocean?

Where do bats go in the winter?

Bats are quite visible in Norwegian skies during the summer, but scientists are not quite sure what happens to them in winter.

Ravens can be as clever as chimps

A Swedish study shows that corvids – birds of or resembling the crow family – can be just as smart at certain tasks as chimpanzees, even though their brains are very much smaller.

Can wild animals have mental illnesses?

Blame it on humans when animals become mentally ill.

Wolves love and fear forest roads

In recent years we have become far more likely to encounter wolves on the Scandinavian Peninsula. A major reason is that Homo sapiens and Canis lupus lupus both like to get from point A to point B as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

Videos reveal the secrets of the Eleonora’s falcon

Every fall, Eleonora’s falcons nest by the Mediterranean, preying on migrant birds coming from the north. A Norwegian scientist has filmed the species over a long period to study the bird’s diet and activity.