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Tourists cause seabirds to abandon nests

Summer months are peak season for both bird breeding and bird watching. Noise from tourists, however, can scare the birds away from their eggs and chicks.

Over 100 genetic loci for schizophrenia found

The largest current study of schizophrenia has located a number of genes that contribute to raising the risk of the serious mental disorder.

Enzyme discovery offers hope of a new generation of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is one of our time's gravest threats. New research on cell division offers hope of developing a new generation of antibiotics that can meet the challenge.

Archaeology without a shovel

Modern archaeologists send radio waves into the earth to find unknown cultural heritage.

Scaring chickens to see who is most afraid

Are free-range chickens more easily frightened than chickens that have lived their lives in cages? Researchers seek out the answer by scaring them.

Detailed wave warnings on Norwegian coast

The dramatic wreck of the high-speed catamaran ferry “Sleipner” in 1999 prompted allocations of funds for research on ocean waves along the Norwegian coast. Better wave warnings are available as of this summer.

Friendships form countries’ foreign policy

When two countries constantly talk of each other as special friends and allies, this has consequences for practical policy.

A symphony of stars

A researcher has composed a piece of music that plays for seven consecutive years based on how gigantic antennas on the Earth rotate to find the most powerful stars in space.

Power cuts create new inequalities

Lack of energy not only harms businesses in Nepal, but also contributes to new class divides, pollution and migration to richer countries.

Asthma seems to start before birth

People with asthma, hay fever and eczema probably developed their ailments in the womb. Researchers think the future may bring ways of averting these afflictions.