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Snakes' eyes could give us super eyesight

A new study of snakes’ eyes will inspire researchers to develop a new type of contact lens that can repair itself as well as provide users with optimal vision

Surgery gives you jetlag

The inner clock of patients who undergo surgery is disrupted in the same way as when flying eastwards over several time zones. This jetlag stresses their already severely tried bodies enough to be life-threatening.

Fast cyclists live longer

It pays to pedal hard when cycling from A to B. Doing so can extend your life by up to five years, say researchers.

Does light really put us in a good mood?

On average, Danes spend all but four hours of their day indoors. But what effect does this really have on their state of mind? The answer is just around the corner.

Global warming won't make plants grow any faster

Climate change will likely not result in increased plant growth as once thought. A new Danish research project shows that future periods of drought will limit growth – and that is bad news for the climate.

Danes locate the source of cholera in Haiti

It was Nepalese soldiers who brought cholera with them to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake, researchers have established. The ensuing cholera outbreak killed 6,000 people and made 400,000 ill.

That dream screen is just around the corner

A Danish chemist expects the first new super-thin graphene screens to be in stores quite soon. But we may have to wait a few years for computers that use this miracle material.

Uncharted area of the brain discovered

Researchers have unveiled a previously unknown area of the brain, a discovery which could lead to new kinds of psychiatric drugs.

New telescope to find life in space

Danish researchers have designed a new telescope technology which they claim is 300 times more effective than the current ones.

Vitamin D prolongs life

A type of Vitamin D known as D3 helps elderly women live longer, according to a review of the entire scientific literature.

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.