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Seaweed plays a surprisingly large role in global climate

Scientists urge for greater protection of kelp forests as a new study shows that they remove more carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought.

Space bacteria will produce dinner for Mars astronauts

A group of Danish university students are developing a simple and cheap way for astronauts to produce their own food on Mars.

Elephant seals help scientists study climate change

Data collected by elephant seals reveal key chemical changes in the sea around Antarctica that drive ocean circulation and climate.

World’s oldest vertebrate discovered in Greenland

GREENLAND: The discovery of a 512-year-old Greenland Shark shows how little we still know about the ocean, say scientists.

World’s oldest fossils discovered in Greenland

GREENLAND: Scientists have discovered bacterial structures in 3.7 billion year-old rocks in Greenland, indicating that life began earlier than previously thought.

Exercise in the morning and sleep better at night

If you find it difficult to fall asleep in the evening then you may want to consider switching your evening run to the morning, say scientists.

New theory explains how metals melt and freeze

Physicists have discovered how the melting process works at extreme pressures such as those found inside the Earth’s core.

Big data: necessary but insufficient to understand the brain

OPINION: Neuroscientists should select the data they need, rather than collecting more and more big data, says brain scientist Florian Engert in an interview with ScienceNordic.

Viking horse breeders developed the ‘ambling gait’

New research shows that we probably have the Vikings to thank for modern horse riding's most comfortable riding style--the ambling gait.

New Viking graves discovered in Denmark

A new archaeological excavation in Denmark reveals the remains of graves and buildings that span the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Vikings, and right up to the Middle Ages.