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Growing Norwegian weeds on international space station

A Windows update on the space station created a crisis moment for a Norwegian experiment on cultivating plants in space. followed events from NTNU’s CIRiS control room.

Meltwater from West Greenland is a hotspot for ocean nutrients

An underwater camera provides new insights into how microscopic particles in glacial meltwater could boost marine algae and help remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Walnuts are fruits, not nuts - but does it matter?

Biologists shy away from the term vegetables and they consider bananas to be berries. Why do they use other names than the rest of us?

DNA evidence is not always foolproof

DNA testing has become more and more precise, and tests can now be conducted on tiny bits of material from the crime scene. But DNA testing has its —mostly human—weaknesses.

Bumblebees show social learning

VIDEO: When one bumblebee learned to get hold of the sugar water it taught others the trick.

Meet ‘Mojn’, the ten million-year-old Danish whale

Scientists publish first scientific description of a ten-million-year-old fossil of a beaked whale discovered in Denmark.

Proteins allow archaeologists to look further back in time

Scientists have analysed 3.8-million-year-old proteins using a new method to see much further back in time than is currently possible with DNA.

‘Penis worm’ is the ancestor of almost all living animals

Newly discovered fossils show that the now almost extinct ‘penis worm’ is the answer to understanding the origin of almost 90 per cent of animal life today.

Marine bacteria are the climate’s wild card

How much carbon dioxide will the ocean be able to absorb in the future? A new study of marine bacteria brings us closer to the answer.

When will the Arctic be ice free?

Sea ice is declining rapidly and the prospect of an ice-free Arctic is drawing ever closer. But when will it happen? We cut through the headlines to bring you the facts.

Humans and dogs: Is our friendship genetic?

Swedish researchers have discovered the genes that make dogs man’s best friend.

Humans spread around the world in a single wave of migration

The largest genetic study to date concludes that all humans alive today are descendants from a single wave of migration.


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