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This is how your personal consumption affects the climate

You won’t make big cuts in your environmental impact by taking shorter showers or turning out the lights. The real environmental problem, a new analysis has shown, is embodied in the things you buy.

Will gender balance in academia change gender perspectives in research?

Gender balance leads to better research, and to more research with gender perspectives, claims Norwegian researcher.

Risk for more convictions of the innocent

Legal safeguards for persons with mental disabilities in Norway are too weak, according to a researcher. A counsel for victims thinks the Norwegian judicial system has learned little from the conviction of the innocent man, Fritz Moen.

Fewer heart problems in people who drink moderately but often

People who drink wine, liquor or beer regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than those who rarely or never drink. Three to five drinks a week can be good for your heart.

Mapping the world for climate sensitivity

By using information gathered by satellites, a group of biologists have developed a new method for measuring ecosystem sensitivity to climate variability.

Seabirds are contaminated more by food than microplastics

Microplastics are not a significant source of environmental pollutants in fulmars. Seabirds ingest most of these pollutants through food.

The day Atlantic City blew away

Researchers are mapping the geology of Jan Mayen Island, Norway’s most northwesterly territory. In the process, they also found ruins from Atlantic City, an American base from the Second World War.

Is there an x-factor behind the obesity epidemic?

Weight = calories in and calories out, right? It's not that simple.

Couch potato habits don’t explain obesity epidemic

Sure, we’re less active than we used to be. But little suggests this is the main explanation for the obesity epidemic.

New sensor will make life safer for the elderly

Pressure measurements enable a newly developed fall detector to “observe” falls that current sensors do not register, thus improving safety for older people who live at home.