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Carbon storage in the Andes makes economic sense

Letting nature reclaim cattle pastures in the tropics is an economically effective way of tackling climate change. It can also protect biological diversity.

Reindeer mating – when it's good to be fat

Summer time is fattening time for reindeer bucks. If they fail to gain enough weight during these months, they can forget about mating in the autumn.

How bosses can shed prejudice

Companies risk letting the best job applicants pass by when they pigeonhole them through bias. But there are methods for escaping such mental straitjackets.

More profitable to buy technology companies

Mergers and acquisitions is a high-risk sport. Firms that buy up technology companies succeed better than those who acquire other types of companies.

Fish choose a collision course

Flying insects steer away from objects to avoid collisions, but fish swim toward them at full speed.

Cross-infection of foot rot between sheep and cattle

Foot rot is a serious and contagious hoof disease in sheep. New research has now revealed that cattle can also be carriers, even though they themselves are not seriously affected by the disease.

Cultivating TV aesthetics

The most discerning TV buffs, or “telephiles”, watch TV series in their own special way.

The importance of sound for bowhead whales

Whales can have a tough time in the Arctic. Pollution, shipping traffic and offshore development can all pose problems in different ways. Researchers believe that also sound can have an impact.

All existence on the edge

The entire universe is unstable. Suddenly it could change all its physical game rules. That would be the definitive end of happy hour for humanity.

How the potato was brought to Norway

Famine, prohibition and war contributed to the potato’s popularity in the Norwegian kitchen. It all started with the priests.