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Can we use seaweed instead of salt?

We consume too much sodium chloride, common table salt, for our own good. But European researchers are closing in on a solution that could improve public health. It grows along the shore.

Greenlandic fjords get their organic matter from Russia

GREENLAND: A simple chemical technique sheds new light on ocean circulation in the Arctic and could help improve computer models of ocean circulation.

Shooting stars visible throughout July

Meteor showers and planets are visible in the Nordic sky this month, including Jupiter and Mars.

Melting Greenland ice has not slowed down ocean circulation

GREENLAND: Two new studies suggest that meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet has not slowed down ocean circulation in the North Atlantic and may not be behind the ominous cold patch of ocean called the ‘cold blob’.

OPINION: Increasing border security fences are a lethal problem for wildlife

Wire fences and walls along country boarders are a huge problem for wildlife. Animals die after getting entangled in the wires and many species are cut off from important seasonal habitats. This situation forces a re-think of conservation strategies across borders, says researcher.

Watch Live: Speakers Corner at FENS 2016

Join us live as we bring you the latest from the world’s smartest brains who are gathering in Copenhagen over the next three days.

Life or death chemistry: how scientists analyse mysterious white powders

White powdery substances may be made up of everything from powdered sugar to explosives. We talk to the people in Norway who can figure out the difference.

Ecosystems driven out of sync by climate change

Climate change has altered the seasonal behaviour of plants and animals throughout the food chain and could reorganise entire ecosystems in the future.

Mysterious meteorite sheds new light on the Solar System

A completely new type of meteorite discovered in Sweden suggests a previously unknown part of Earth’s history.

Islands make large animals shrink and small animals grow

Mammals change size when they become isolated on islands. The phenomenon has been discussed for many years but is now confirmed by a new study.

Take a tour of an Arctic monitoring site

GREENLAND: Explore how scientists in Greenland are monitoring environmental change in the Arctic with our interactive map of the GEM-monitoring site.

Culture is a strong evolutionary drive among killer whales

New study provides insights of killer whale behaviour and the evolutionary interplay between genes, environment, and culture.

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