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Towards a bioeconomic future

Can our forests, seaweed, grass and fisheries waste be transformed into new and valuable raw materials? Researchers are asking 1500 Norwegian companies what they're currently doing with their resources, and what they see themselves doing in 2030.

Why interval training can lead to better conditioning

And why not everyone gets the same amount of benefit from a hard workout.

How our cells repair their damaged DNA

Researchers find important mechanism that allows cells to repair damaged DNA. Could answer questions about cancer development.

Loss of large animals has reduced global circulation of vital nutrients

Decline of large animals such as whales, sea birds, and salmon has led to a loss of 94 per cent of the transportation of nutrients on the planet.

The Black Death has been hiding among us for thousands of years

Fossil DNA reveals that the plague is much older than previously suspected. The discovery could shed new light on the evolution of a deadly disease.

This is what a 50-million-year-old bat looked like

Scientists have for the first time determined the colour of an extinct mammal: a bat that lived 50 million years ago.

Swedish lizards are thriving under rising temperatures

A northern species of lizards are bucking global trends when it comes to climate change. New research shows that they can adapt quickly by laying their eggs earlier.

Scientists find smallest life forms on Earth

Researchers may have found the smallest life forms on Earth. The bacteria they found are much smaller than scientists thought possible.

Searching for answers to a century-old biological question

With the help of 58,046 fruit flies, scientists in Florida and Norway have shed light on a question that biologists have puzzled over for the last 100 years.

Light from distant galaxies can reveal extra-terrestrial life

Physicists can now trace light emitted by plants and microorganisms on planets far away.