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A new way of detecting toxic mussels

The discovery of a poison gene can make it easier and cheaper to check whether mussels are safe to eat.

Lifesaving sensor for full bladders

A small pressure sensor can make the difference between life and death for people who can not control their bladder.

Greens and whole grains fight premature births

A daily diet of whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables and fish can lower the risk of premature birth – even if a little bit of unhealthy food is added to the mix.

Surgical hypertension treatment no better than conventional medication

A simple surgical procedure on the kidneys has been touted as a revolutionary treatment for high blood pressure. A Norwegian study indicates that existing medication actually works better.

Killing cancer cells with super glue

Using nanocapsules made with super glue, researchers have succeeded in making drugs attack tumours with surgical precision.

Norwegian Viking treasures tour Europe

Viking relics found in Norway and elsewhere are expected to be viewed by exceptionally large crowds in London as the British Museum stages its first major Viking exhibition in 30 years.

More years of education mean a better memory in old age

Public education reforms implemented decades ago are providing new insights. Each additional year of schooling can give mental benefits towards the end of life.

Researchers as icebreakers

Objective research serve as icebreakers and basis for dialogue between stakeholders in water conflicts.

Measuring snowfall in windy mountain areas

A new statistical model may finally give meteorologists a better handle on snowfall amounts, even when measurements are made where snow is blown wildly into drifts. This information can boost hydropower efficiency as well as help us better understand climate change.

Drilling without a sound

If you choose the right equipment, drilling in concrete won’t bother people in neighbouring rooms. Hospitals plan to make the most of this discovery.