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Bacteria eat electricity and convert it into biofuel

New research into electricity eating bacteria could revolutionise renewable energy.

The Norwegian who inspired Darwin

A Norwegian who spent time on the Galápagos Islands may have changed the history of biology.

Wolves love and fear forest roads

In recent years we have become far more likely to encounter wolves on the Scandinavian Peninsula. A major reason is that Homo sapiens and Canis lupus lupus both like to get from point A to point B as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

Mega volcanoes caused earthquakes in the UK and Denmark

Geologists used to think that a massive meteorite strike 201 million years ago had left its mark in rock formations in England but new research points to extreme volcanic eruptions as the actual culprit.

Better monitoring of tropical forests

Aerial and satellite images that are tested on forests in Norway provide better monitoring of both Norwegian and tropical forests.

New theory: Planets formed from tiny glass beads

The Solar System was once full of small glassy spheres which were the basis for the formation of rocky planets, suggests new theory.

Did inbreeding and poor health kill the mighty mammoth?

Two mammoths, living 40,000 years apart, could hold the secret genetic history of these mighty creatures.

Thin Arctic foxes suffer more from industrial pollutants

The Arctic may be a long way from the industrial world, but harmful chemical substances find their way northward and concentrate in animals there.

Physicist uses nuclear cloud to measure magnetic fields with incredible precision

Tiny cloud of caesium atoms can be used as an incredibly sensitive sensor which can measure the magnetic fields of nerve signals.

Ants - man's best friend?

The relationship between humans and ants is far more complex than you might think.

Cosmic dust change our understanding of the birth of the universe

A new study opens up for entirely new understanding of what the early universe looked like.

Scientists calculate the diffraction of light with quantum physics

New study brings physics closer to uniting Einstein's general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.