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How spiders make their silk

Spider silk is one of the strongest materials known, and the arachnids make it faster than greased lightning.

How ancient squids survived extreme climate change

Scientists have uncovered how ancient squid-like animals survived dramatic climate changes not unlike those we see today.

Exhibition fuses fossils with rock music

The term oldies in rock takes on a different meaning as heavy-rock polychaete annelid worm and Mark Knopfler’s dinosaur arrive at Oslo’s Natural History Museum.

Ultra-precise atomic clock will reveal if physical constants really are constant

New network of quantum entangled clocks will be so precise that it can measure if physical constants change on a daily basis.

Glaciologists luck out with seismograph and video

VIDEO: Against all odds, while researchers helicoptered over Svalbard and filmed a calving glacier, a seismometer recorded the activity. The data they registered can help in detecting calving episodes and understanding the dynamics of glacial activity.

CERN makes first precise measurements of antihydrogen

Physicists edges a step closer to understanding antimatter after making the first precise measurements of antihydrogen’s electric charge.

Cunning respiratory bacteria help each other survive

Swedish research reveals how bacteria supply each other with vital iron.

Wild salmon can adapt to climate change

Atlantic salmon are more capable of withstanding temperature changes than scientists had thought.

Ice age water found under the Baltic Sea and Kattegat

For the first time ever researchers have drilled deep into the seabed under Kattegat and the Baltic Sea. The drillings have revealed that hidden under the sea there is freshwater that could date back to the ice age.

Missing link found on sharks

On any visit to a rocky seashore, you are likely to spot barnacles, unoffendingly stuck to hard surfaces. But barnacles in a fjord in Norway have become parasites that eat fish through feeding stems.

What can we learn from natural disasters?

Researchers are debating whether natural disasters can teach us something about human behaviour, and if so, whether that insight could be used to protect us in the future.

How important is the nose?

New experiments show how important the human nose is to our appearance.

Today's selected stories

The Greenland Shark: an overlooked Creature

The Greenland shark is a mythicised and unpopular animal, perhaps due to a lack of knowledge. Now a research team has spent several weeks with some of Disko Bay’s Greenland sharks, where they performed risky experiments to find out more about the shark.