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Making robots work out where they are and where they’re going

Most people can quite easily find their way outdoors or inside a building – a robot has no idea.

Predicting future food crises

Climate change threatens world food supplies. Researcher uses simulators to see how these changes affect food systems.

The lichen that only likes Galdhøpiggen

The lichen species Altissima has never been found anywhere else than the summit of Norway’s highest mountain – Galdhøpiggen.

New way of visualizing young hearts can save lives

A new kind of ultrasound technology easily shows how blood flows through the heart in foetuses, newborns and children. It’s a tool that can save lives.

Older mums at increased risk of Caesarean births

Women in their 40s have three times the risk of having an emergency Caesarean section compared to women in their early 20s, a large Norwegian study shows.

Humble leaders get more commitment

Leaders who are more critical of their own leadership style than their employees are, have greatest success, according to new research.

How is earth connected to space?

That is one of the questions the researchers at the Birkeland Centre for Space Science are trying to answer.

Fish in drug-tainted water see some benefits

Swedish freshwater perch have been seen to thrive in water contaminated by anti-anxiety medications. Researchers think most studies, which look solely at the negative aspects of pharmaceutical pollution, could be missing some perks for perch.

Healthy working environment is a saviour for contract workers

Contract workers in Norway often face the worst and most unpredictable working conditions. But good management and support from colleagues make a big difference.

Treating cancer with Botox

Researchers have found a novel approach to treating gastric cancer.