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A small fly is a super pollinator in the Arctic

VIDEO: An international research group has found that a small cousin of the housefly is responsible for much of the plant pollination in the Arctic.

Ancient crops are the future for our dinner plate

VIDEO: New research project aims to revolutionise the way we eat.

Viking horse breeders developed the ‘ambling gait’

New research shows that we probably have the Vikings to thank for modern horse riding's most comfortable riding style--the ambling gait.

This Arctic town has running water for just four months of the year

GREENLAND: How do you supply running water when it is frozen for most of the year? The Greenlandic town of Qaanaaq has some creative solutions.

A great year for blueberries

Forget those kicks on Route 66, get your thrills on blueberry hills all over Norway, Sweden and Finland! Researchers predict a recordbreaking year for blueberries.

Can you spot the walrus?

GREENLAND: Scientists in Greenland are developing fast and efficient ways to monitor walrus populations in remote locations using high-resolution satellite images. If successful, the technique could be rolled out to other species.

Arctic sea ice at a record low

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at a record low for this time of year, as monthly temperature records continue to soar around the world.

New Book: Ice-free Greenland in photos and science

GREENLAND: Dramatic mountains, lush valleys, desert plains, deep fjords and more, are brought to life in a vivid new book: The Ice-Free Greenland.

Conservative seabirds in a squeeze

Seabirds don’t like changes. This trait can kill them.

Norway's mountain landscape has changed dramatically

It’s easy to think that the Norwegian mountains have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. New research reveals that people and animals have affected the landscape far more than you might have guessed.

Ravens can be as clever as chimps

A Swedish study shows that corvids – birds of or resembling the crow family – can be just as smart at certain tasks as chimpanzees, even though their brains are very much smaller.

Buttock hair used to monitor Arctic musk ox

GREENLAND: Musk ox are a key species in the Arctic, but populations are in decline. A new method is helping scientists to monitor these animals in often difficult to reach, remote locations.

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What works best for back pain?

Your back is robust and you should use it. This is the message that many back patients are hearing from their doctor today. But is that enough? Do they recover more quickly if they receive more treatment, like physical therapy?