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Screening for breast cancer to what effect?

Researchers are disagreeing on whether the Norwegian screening program on breast cancer has had the intended effect.

When electricity converts to heat – and the reverse

Thermoelectric materials can provide simpler and more reliable heat pumps. Heat from the Earth’s core and waste heat from power plants can be turned directly into electricity.

Brains like glaciers

When a glacier calves into the ocean scientists see the same patterns that are found in brain impulses and other complex, unpredictable systems.

Rudolph and relatives have UV vision

The reindeer of the high north can see light that is invisible to our eyes. This is a big advantage in a snow white landscape.

Simulations can foresee cerebral haemorrhage

Newly developed simulations are able tell us whether or not a brain aneurism needs to be treated. The lethal bulges can soon be discovered by listening to the eye.

Stress during pregnancy may affect the child’s health

When a pregnant woman experiences severe stress, the risk of premature birth increases. Her child may be more vulnerable to developing heart defects, diabetes and obesity. Researchers are able to identify correlations such as these thanks to comprehensive health registries.

How to prepare for the unthinkable

The terrorist attack on Norway this summer and earlier assassinations of Swedish politicians were wake-up calls. The Nordic countries must acquire skills to handle new crises.

Colder Nordic winters due to icefree Arctic Ocean?

There has been less sea ice in the Arctic Ocean the autumn of 2011 than ever recorded before. Is there a link between ice-free waters in the Arctic and colder winters in the Nordic region?

Uncertain journey towards new energy

Everyone wants more environmentally-friendly energy. But this won’t happen all by itself, according to new study.

Skimming the cream of the shares

Investors who generate the most in brokerage commission are allowed to buy lucrative shares sold at initial public offerings on the Oslo Stock Exchange.