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Norwegian trees can power our jets

As much as 20 per cent of jet fuel burned in Norway in 2030 could be biofuel made from the country’s forest residues. This alone could cut greenhouse gas emissions from Norway’s aviation sector by 17 per cent.

First Stone Age farmers in Norway "gave up" after short period of time

The end of the Stone Age, or Neolithic, was a time of major change. People tried their hand at farming for the first time. Researchers have now re-analysed findings throughout southern Norway from this time period.

Women excel at hiding autism

But this can cause health problems in the long run.

Lifestyle affects cancer risk, but the biggest risk is getting old

Old age is not for the weak of heart: Nine out of ten cases of cancer occur after we reach the age of 50, new numbers from the Norwegian Cancer Registry show.

Scientists explain a fishy attraction to Norwegian waters

Complex mixing patterns and underwater waves that occur in specific locations drive productivity along Norway's coast, making them hotspots for certain fish and marine life.

Declining sea ice is making the Arctic ocean warmer

Changes in the marine environment are causing shifts in ecosystems north of Svalbard.

The long road from Arctic science to international law

The second meeting of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury takes place this week in Switzerland. The road to the international convention took almost 15 years and is significantly influenced by Arctic research and Norwegian efforts.

New hope for digital drug discovery

We can provide the industry with candidate compounds and the knowledge to take the discoveries further, says scientist.

How to reduce plastic in the seafood industry

Norway exports salmon fillets in large quantities, the quality of which must be preserved during transportation. Nofima researchers are investigating the possibility of preserving quality and food safety while reducing the use of plastics.

How Etruscans reached the afterlife: orgasm, blood, and erotic dance

A Norwegian professor has proposed a new view of Etruscan death rituals.