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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.

Infants have to learn a fear of heights

Our wariness of heights is not ingrained, but it develops quickly as toddlers use their vision to start moving about.

Sunscreen from fjord bacteria

A microorganism living in a fjord in Norway will provide you with better protection against skin cancer and malignant melanomas.

Poor sleep in the North Sea

Night shift workers and daytime workers in the offshore oil industry report similar sleep problems after a two-week work period, according to a Norwegian study.

Screening doesn’t curb heart disease deaths

A Norwegian study concludes there is little to gain by screening the general population for cardiovascular problems.

Recipe for more environmentally friendly batteries

Scientists want to develop greener and more vigorous batteries, using inexpensive raw materials that are plentiful in Norway.

Even little air pollution raises cancer risks

Air pollution, even in concentrations below EU limits, increases the risk of lung cancer.

Fish farming in the Amazon

Brazil looks to Norway to modernize and upscale their own fish aquaculture industry.