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Zebra stripes keep birds from colliding with aircraft

Colliding with birds can cause an airplane to crash. Researchers are working on ways to scare birds away from planes, and zebra stripes have so far proven effective.

Promising remedy for rheumatism

Researcher and Doctor Anita Kåss has found a medication that could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It supresses a sex hormone which appears to be involved in the disease. The new drug might also be relevant for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases.

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

OPINION: In the scientific elite's continuous pursuit of funding, scientists reinforce the ruling nexus of politics and finance, oblivious to the evident cracks in the system.

Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don’t consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.

These bugs are a huge threat to crops in West Africa

Last year, a South-American moth caused great damage to maize and other crops in several West African countries, threatening the food security of millions of people.

Exercise helps prevent falls in Parkinson’s patients

Statistics show that 25 per cent of recently diagnosed patients suffered a fall in the first year. That came as a surprise to researchers. They had thought that falls tended to occur during later stages of the disease.

How to capture a jaguar

Before a tracking collar can be placed on a jaguar it has to be caught. Here is how it’s done.

Parenting programmes benefit daddies in prison

Training programmes focusing on fatherhood may make fathers in prison more law-abiding, according to Gunnar Vold Hansen.

Poor reading skills in Nordic countries link to poor health

Many residents of the Nordic countries cannot read and comprehend texts relating to their health.

Heart monitoring using microsensors

Although, its diameter is less than that of a matchstick it is able to provide surgeons with more information than ever before.