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Study: we have pushed Earth beyond its limits

Four out of nine planetary boundaries have already been exceeded.

Mammoth extinction: new study questions comet theory

Did extreme weather changes kill off the woolly mammoths? Scientists continue to disagree.

Scientists test the survival skills of the world's most hardcore animal

The water bear is a strange animal that can survive severe cold, complete desiccation and cosmic radiation. Now scientists intend to find out what else this small creature can survive.

Tracking the migrations of humpback whales

The migrations of humpback whales from Arctic waters are much more complicated than previously believed. These whales have now been spotted in a myriad of places.

Sea monsters on Svalbard in music video

A new video summarizes ten years of research and palaentological excavations.

Historic discovery: huge electric field occurs spontaneously in laughing gas

Scientists have discovered a new, astonishing electric phenomenon.

Life extinguishes in lonesome oaks

Hundreds of insects, lichens and fungi live in the hollow spaces of centuries-old Norwegian oaks which are the verge of disappearing.

Videos reveal the secrets of the Eleonora’s falcon

Every fall, Eleonora’s falcons nest by the Mediterranean, preying on migrant birds coming from the north. A Norwegian scientist has filmed the species over a long period to study the bird’s diet and activity.

Groundbreaking genome sequencings reveal how birds became birds

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of 48 different species of birds. Their findings reveal how birds developed, how all bird species are related, and what made them develop special characteristics.

Tiny gravitational changes indicate loss of glacial ice

Researchers have discovered by chance that the ice of the Folgefonna Glacier has thinned by seven metres.

Nuke bomb fallout in Norway sourced

Thousands of nuclear weapons tests have been conducted around the world since 1945. A Norwegian researcher has recently investigated where fallout in Norway came from.

Denmark invests millions in world's biggest telescope

New telescope project will help physicists answer questions about expanding universe and life in space.

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