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This is the face of a salmon louse

Most things on our planet are too small for us to see. Powerful microscopes give scientists the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what we are missing. Check out these close-ups of some of the micro-life in our midst

What’s the best way to implement carbon capture technology?

An Oslo-based researcher has a plan.

What on earth are these slimy lumps?

Long, slimy bags were dangling from under the boat when I brought it up on land. What in Poseidon’s name are these? We went to a scientist for answers.

New evidence of early life on Earth date back 3.7 billion years

Scientists have discovered remains of 3.7-billion-year-old life, encapsulated within the oldest rocks in Greenland. It is one of the oldest signs of life on Earth.

Making the building blocks for artificial life

Irep Gözen has a singular goal — to make an artificial cell from the bottom up.

Eureka moment with a eukaryote

Certain unicellular organisms have fabulous abilities to create intricate skeletons. How do they do it? The single-cell radiolarian on this grainy photo has provided scientists with an answer to a question that has baffled biologists for over 150 years.

New mineral discovered in Hekla volcano in Iceland

During expeditions into the boiling warm openings of Iceland’s volcanoes, researchers have discovered seven new minerals.

Clever ravens can plan one step ahead

The birds are as good at planning as a four-year-old child or a chimpanzee.

Industrial pollutants are changing the microbiota of the Greenland ice

Bacteria within the Greenland ice sheet are adapting to cope with pollutants deposited in the ice. These same bacteria may be key to removing some of this contamination before it enters the local food chain.

Rising sea temperatures will hit fisheries and communities in poor countries the hardest

Fisheries and communities in poor countries will be made worse off by climate change, whether looking long-term or short-term and irrespective of how much climate actually changes, shows new research.

Extinct species of giant amphibians discovered in Greenland

A 210 million years old skull found in East Greenland tells a story of a gigantic salamander-like amphibian sporting a set of large fangs.

Birdsong is genetically coded

Nature or nurture? Until now, ornithologists assumed that birds passed on their unique songs predominantly via social learning. But a new Swedish study shows that genetics may be a bigger factor.

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