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More than just hot flashes — menopause has its positive side

Only one in three women has problems during menopause, when women’s oestrogen levels plummet and menstruation stops. One Danish physician says many women experience this as a positive time in their lives.

Optical computers light up the horizon

Moore’s Law is dead: long live the laser!

What's the (dark) matter?

We don’t know what it looks like, and can’t even be certain it exists. Welcome to the frustrating and fascinating world of dark matter.

No new drugs for Alzheimer's disease in 15 years

But hope is on the horizon that new drugs will emerge soon. Here is what the ongoing clinical trials have in store.

When is trust bad for us?

The paradox of trust: Research suggests that trust at work can lead to exclusion and stress among colleagues.

'Stay away from Allan, or you die'

A new research project examines threatening messages as a genre and the linguistic features characteristic of different types of threats.

Stunning starfish illuminates the dark Arctic

In the dark deep ocean around Greenland, scientists have discovered starfish with surprisingly good eyes and the ability to light up the dark

Can nature clean up oil spills in the Arctic?

Oil-eating microbes often perform the bulk of the clean-up after an oil spill. But we might not be able to rely on these bacteria to clean up oil in the cold Arctic.

Greenlandic gene could be key to beating obesity

The Inuit people carry a genetic variant, which increases their risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Are laboratory animals representative of their wild counterparts?

Despite being born and grown in the laboratory, our research suggests that their traits aren’t so different, making them perfect for studying how wild animals might respond to their environment.