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Skin care chemicals end up in your blood - and in the Arctic

Many skin care products contain a variety of chemical substances with partially unknown and possibly harmful effects, and these chemicals not only affect your skin.

Let the sun organise your photos

Fed up with the chaos in your digital photo collection? New research shows that the sun and the clock can sort out your pictures.

Searching for a better corn

Norwegian farmers have shifted their production toward more wholesome and robust corn varieties – an important contribution to public health.

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.