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Ecosystem clash imminent as Arctic warming continues

Species from the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans will soon start to mix and this could have serious consequences.

Europe’s largest glacier is losing ice fast

Austfonna is surging forward, and loses enormous quantities of ice into the ocean.

DNA sequencing reveals how tuberculosis epidemic spread

Scientists describe how a deadly tuberculosis strain came to ravage the entire world.

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.

Today's selected stories

Spring is arriving earlier

Around the globe, leaves are popping and fruit trees are blooming earlier than before. Norwegian records show that the temperature in mid-May is about one degree higher today than it was 40 years ago.