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Scientists create first cybertype of Avatar millipede species

New method allows for cataloguing and detailed study of virtual specimens.

Scientists clash: Is there an exercise hormone?

Norwegian researchers claimed that the so-called exercise hormone irisin is merely a myth. Now the discoverers of irisin are fighting back, writing that they have irrefutable evidence that the hormone works in humans.

Modern industrialisation killed ocean cooling

Ocean temperatures were cooling for almost two millennia but then human industrialisation came along.

Nerd camp with hands-on science

Some Norwegian pre-teen children spend a week of their summer holiday to learn more about maths and science. Their instructors hope what they mostly learn is that science is fun.

We have reached Pluto, now what?

OPINION: Now that we have explored the solar system, from Mercury to Pluto, where do we go next? Here are some suggestions.

Scientists solve the riddle of eel evolution

European and American eels emerged as separate species 3.5 million years ago -- yet they can still breed with each other. Scientists can now tell us how.

Earthquakes may have formed Southern Denmark’s landscape

The earth beneath Southern Denmark shook after the last age and created the landscape we see today, new research shows.

It takes decades to restore a river

No quick-fix can return a river to its natural state after human intervention. It takes at least 25 years for plants to reconquer the banks of a river or stream.

Gigantic supernova explains mysterious gamma-ray burst

6.4 billion years ago, a dying star finally exploded as a huge supernova, releasing energy as gamma rays in a violent reaction.

Discovery could yield bee vaccine

A team of scientists has found out how bees protect their young against diseases. “This could be tremendous,” says a Norwegian participant in the project.

Stephen Hawking public lecture in Sweden this summer

Stephen Hawking will be in Stockholm, Sweden, for an international conference discussing black holes and Hawking radiation -- as part of the event he will give a public lecture on August 24th.

Mysterious link between people from South America and Australia

Two DNA studies show that South Americans have an unexpected link to indigenous people of Australia and Melanesia, but disagree on how and when the Americas were populated