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All-in-one algae

The alga starts by making hydrogen for fuel cells and consuming CO2. Then it can be converted into useful products like health food, fish fodder, medicines, construction materials and biofuels.

Old ship art examined

Curator Anne Tove Austbø welcomes assistance in interpreting a puzzling rudder ornament.

Putting a face on a secret of war

“Don’t worry too much darling if you don’t hear from me for a couple of weeks or so,” wrote Bill Bray the day before he left on Operation Freshman. Families fought for years to find out what had happened to their sons and husbands.

From oil city to energy city

Oil city Stavanger is looking for a new label more suited to a post-petroleum era. The search for a new moniker is part of the south-western coastal city’s long history of identity shaping.

Happiness, anger and heart defects

Mothers of babies born with serious heart defects are no less happy six months after birth than mothers of healthy babies.

Suburbanites are climate villains

Who are the most eco-friendly, rural people or city people? Whatever the answer, if you are climate conscious you should stay clear of the suburbs.

Could take the lead at the bottom

Norwegian researchers want to develop new technology and establish observatories in the depths of the Norwegian Sea. Deep Norwegian sea beds are attracting international interest.

Culture Building for the public

Some municipal culture buildings find it a chore to attract the public. But one cannot expect a culture building to create culture, asserts an urban development researcher.

Yo-Yo dieter with eiderdown

The common eider is a yo-yo dieter. This can make the sea duck vulnerable to environmental toxins and disease both on the Svalbard Archipelago and along the Norwegian coast.

Norway’s oldest elk

A family in Norway has had the antlers of Norway’s oldest elk hanging on the wall of their home for over a century.