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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.

A powerful statement from the Middle Ages

750 years ago King Haakon IV wanted to make a statement about the power of Norway. So he built Haakon's Hall.

Deciphering Svalbard’s climate history

At most times of year, you have to be prepared for very low temperatures when staying in Norway’s Arctic archipelago, Svalbard. But the weather is in fact much milder there today than it was in the 1800s.

Rural Mozambique goes solar

A research collaboration between Mozambique and Norway aims to improve the everyday lives of rural villagers by the use of solar energy.