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The ambiguity of sustainable seafood

Norwegian companies who sell seafood to Europe have to deal with many different ecolabels and requirements.

Eradicating the spores

Spore-forming bacteria are one of the greatest microbial challenges to food safety in ready meals, and a single heat treatment at 70–80° C can in fact stimulate the growth of certain bacteria. But could a double heat treatment of ready meals increase the safety?

The toxin that steals sons

Environmental toxins can cause fewer male children to be born in Arctic populations.

The quest for the lost climate

Microscopic traces of fossils on the seabed can help us better understand future climate change.

World's toughest organisms live in northern seas

If you thought polar explorers were rugged outdoorsmen, then you haven’t met the small organisms that live on the seabed off Svalbard.

The Shrimp as a Climate Gauge

The deepwater shrimp could prove to be one of the most sensitive gauges of climate change.

No fan of music and mathematics

You can hand a drumstick to an ape, but you can’t make it play a beat. This could be one of the reasons why apes have not developed an advanced language.

Postponing the total collapse

Domestic violence and divorce are increasing in Palestine, as are the level of crime and child abuse. A new Master’s programme in psychology will address the problems.

Combating disease in shrimps and carp

Shrimps and rohu carp are gene sequenced by Norwegian and Indian scientists. The result is extensive databases of genetic material that can be used to study disease resistance.

Skydiving against gambling

Can parachuting help people with a gambling addiction? New research shows that extreme sport athletes have quite a lot in common with gamblers.