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Scientists solve old mysteries of bird migration routes

A new study has mapped the migration routes of nightingales, cuckoos, and shrikes. It is a quantum leap in our understanding of bird migration, says scientist.

Fences are disrupting African wildlife on an unprecedented scale

An ecological tragedy is unfolding in Kenya, as fences go up and prevent migrating animals from accessing water and food.

Birth weight linked to diabetes and obesity

A large international study has discovered 60 genetic variants that link low birth weight to an increased risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Backwater blues: how populism reveals rural resentment in the US and Europe

OPINION: The outcomes of recent elections, referendums, and polls in the US and Europe display a growing social distance between city and countryside that breeds resentment. But why is this?

Old drugs can treat new diseases

Scientists find more that 30,000 possible new applications for existing drugs.

Climate change research was born in the Cold War

The basic environmental research that underpins our understanding of the Earth’s climate today has a long history, in part shaped through war and a race to control the North.

Is a vital pattern of ocean circulation about to shut down?

A new study indicates that current climate models overestimate the stability of a vital ocean circulation in the North Atlantic. A breakdown could mean a “chaotic” climate in the Nordics, say scientists.

Scientist: lose weight effectively with a simple math-based diet

Can simple mathematics provide an effective and easy diet? Yes, says the scientist behind a new method, which will soon be available as an app.

Danish scientists go back to school

See what ScienceNordic’s partner Videnskab.dk is getting up to as part of the 2017 Danish Science Festival.

Meet the spin doctors of the fifteenth century

Medieval political spin doctors and lobbyists may have used different methods to their modern day counterparts, but their goals were very much the same.

Norwegian study links flu vaccine to narcolepsy risk

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.