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Helping older adults become physically active

How can we entice more seniors to get up and out of their easy chairs? The Generation 100 study has combed through 70,000 exercise logs to find some answers.

New report will assess how humans evaluate nature

The new intergovernmental assessment will try to understand how humans value nature and the impact of these views on biodiversity and ecosystems.

What the world can learn from Brazilian coral reefs

Unlike Australia, coral reefs in Brazil haven’t seen any mass mortality events related to bleaching so far. Could Brazilian corals hold the key to more resilient reefs?

Boys born to smoking fathers have reduced sperm count

A small Swedish study suggests that it may be harmful to the foetus if fathers-to-be smoke.

How sleep washes away our worries

New Book: Why you often feel better after a good night's sleep.

Making sense of Big Data

UiB researcher Saket Saurabh embarks on a new ERC funded project, aiming to revolutionise how we handle, utilise and compress Big Data.

Mum's habits determine their children’s weight

A mother's weight influences that of their kids, but Dad’s choices appear to be less influential.

Restriction on pollution helps: Infertile snails have recovered along the Norwegian coast

For 27 years, NIVA has monitored TBT and reproductive disorder – so called imposex – in dogwhelk along the Norwegian coastline.

A single personality trait is the foundation for almost all mental illness: study

A range of various mental illnesses, such as depression, substance abuse, and psychosis, are linked to the same personality trait, research suggests.

Sea cucumber are a prized Asian delicacy. Norway wants to farm them for export.

In China they call them the "ginseng of the sea.” But before Norwegians can transform their humble red sea cucumber into an export product, they first have to figure out how to catch or farm them.