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Police escalate use of secret surveillance

Covert police operations including mobile phone surveillance and the use of confidential informants, undercover officers and infiltrators are gaining ground. But little research has been conducted to show whether these methods really work.

In the hunt for obesity and diabetes genes

What roles do diets and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes?

Men in rehab use anabolic steroids

Many patients in treatment for drug addiction wish to change the shape and appearance of their bodies – in order to look strong and healthy. Some do this by using anabolic-androgenic steroids.

Mice population explodes

The mouse population has spiked in southern Norway this year. Scientists have rarely seen such increases.

Beautiful, but blacklisted

Policeman’s Helmet is a fast-growing plant that can easily adapt to different conditions.

Honeybees appear to be Asian

The first global genetic analysis of honeybees reveals new insights into their history.

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.