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Omega-3 removes ADHD symptoms

A new multidisciplinary study shows a clear connection between the intake of omega-3 fatt acids and a decline in ADHD symptoms in rats.

Historic shipwrecks could be preserved in the Antarctic

Shipworms − molluscs that bore into wood − shun Antarctic waters. This suggests that sunken ships from polar exploration history might be found in near pristine shape.

Breeding 3,000 new ticks

Rare pictures show a tiny male tick mating with an enormous female bulging with blood.

The people of the coast

Well into the twentieth century, people from the islands outside of Bergen rowed by boat to town and sold fresh fish straight from their boats.

The cleaners of the sea

When we humans change the chemistry of the sea, it’s up to the very smallest organisms to clean up after us. The question is whether they can cope with it.

The well-heeled leave biggest carbon footprint

A new study shows that more affluent households have a greenhouse gas effect from travel and transport that is 250 times greater than individuals in the lowest economic classes of society.

A waterworld of volcanoes

In the Arctic Ocean, researchers have discovered a so far unknown world of volcanic activity underwater. They hope that this can become Norway’s new national park.

Salmon are shrewder in a natural environment

Juvenile fish get some smarts after spending eight weeks in a more stimulating tank.

Wet tundra can also capture carbon

Do permafrost thaws and bacteria comprise a climate bomb in the Arctic?

Inca kids drugged before being sacrificed

Child corpses found on the Llullaillaco Volcano in Argentina are the world’s best preserved mummies. Analyses reveal that in the run-ups to their deaths 500 years ago, they had been given intoxicants for periods up to a year.