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Nobel lectures touch on central discoveries and tantalizing findings

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Nobel Laureates and neuroscientists May-Britt and Edvard Moser described how they made their prize-winning discovery in their Nobel lectures on Sunday 7 December.

Edvard and May-Britt Moser finished their Nobel lecture with a music video

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Edvard and May-Britt Moser finished their Nobel lecture with a music video where music professors improvised over a Norwegian folk tune.

Gertrude, Tarzan, and the rest of the Nobel gang

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Animal welfare is important for Nobel laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser. Not just because that is how it should be, but also because the researchers get the best results that way.

Video: The Nobel Dance

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Nobel laureate and NTNU Professor May-Britt Moser was full of joy when she learned she had won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with her husband, Edvard Moser, and their former mentor, John O’Keefe. See for yourself.

Smoking causes damage to the Y chromosome

New research may explain why smoking causes several types of cancer in men.

Virus a possible cause of type 1 diabetes

Researchers have found a virus in the pancreas of patients with type 1 diabetes. The discovery may offer the potential for both treatment and a vaccine.

Children want challenging playgrounds

School children want to create something of their own when they play. Completed playgrounds give little room for creative activity.

Rap music has found a place in Norwegian culture

Norwegian rap music is no longer a mere copy of the American genre, according to a researcher.

Norwegian research priorities for 2016

The Research Council of Norway is proposing an increase of NOK 1.1 billion for research in its input to the national budget for 2016. Special target areas in the proposed budget for 2016 include sustainability, innovation, the EU and world-leading research groups.

Robot water pipe inspectors

Norwegian researchers and a small company in Tromsø are taking part in a project aimed at preventing between 30 and 50 per cent of Europe’s drinking water being lost due to pipe leakages.