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Early pre-programming of genes

Special proteins are pre-programming genes which later regulate foetal development. This pre-programming occurs at an earlier stage than previously known.

Highlighting hydrogen cars in Oslo

An EU-financed project aims to turn Oslo into a display window for fuel-cell cars.

Our ancestors used ape tools

One skill we’ve considered uniquely human is actually ape behaviour.

Strenghten your willpower over the Internet

A psychology professor-cum-entrepreneur has taken on the task of helping people to drink less, quit smoking and exercise more – over the Internet.

Honey bee mystery protein is a freight train for health and lifespan

Why are bee colonies worldwide suffering mysterious deaths? A new study describes a single bee protein that can promote bee health and solve a major economic challenge.

ODD symptoms in girls most often disputed

Teachers and parents of young elementary school children rarely concur on whether kids display symptoms of oppositional defiance disorder (ODD). They disagree most when the youngsters in question are girls.

The missionary was meek before God and mighty before men

In the 1800s, Norwegian missionaries had to strike a difficult balance between Christian virtues and the new man’s role.

Harnessing the heat below

The deeper you drill, the hotter it gets. This video shows an example of how to recover geothermal energy from hot bedrock.

Temperature differences give rise to electricity

Over half of all the energy in the world is lost as useless waste heat. Much of this heat loss can now be converted to electricity.

Racing to be the first to create the world's heaviest element

All heavy elements are created in gigantic supernova explosions. Now scientists are competing to create the world's heaviest element in a laboratory.