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Forget thawing food in your fridge, use water instead

A tenacious myth would have you believe the best way to thaw frozen food is slowly, in the refrigerator. But food science researchers say it’s just not so.

Elephant seals help scientists study climate change

Data collected by elephant seals reveal key chemical changes in the sea around Antarctica that drive ocean circulation and climate.

New maths to predict dangerous hospital epidemics

Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world’s fastest computers in order to be able to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria spread.

World’s oldest fossils discovered in Greenland

GREENLAND: Scientists have discovered bacterial structures in 3.7 billion year-old rocks in Greenland, indicating that life began earlier than previously thought.

Human-induced global warming began 180 years ago

An international team of scientists have detected a warming signal in some parts of the globe from as early as the 1830s.

Scientists embark on the world’s largest genome project

Scientists hope to develop a complete family tree of our feathered friends by mapping the genome of every single living species of bird on the planet.

New method reveals the secrets of bog bodies

Protein analyses on Denmark’s large collection of bog bodies gives archaeologists deeper insights into Iron Age culture and society.

Shelved fossil was a Svalbard jewel

The fossil was originally found on Spitzbergen, the largest island of Svalbard, in 1962. Fifty years later it was rediscovered amongst uncatalogued material in the storage shelves of the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum.

How volcanos collapse

A unique set of data collected during the largest European volcanic eruption in over 200 years captured the inner workings of a rare event--the collapse of a volcanic crater.

Can we use seaweed instead of salt?

We consume too much sodium chloride, common table salt, for our own good. But European researchers are closing in on a solution that could improve public health. It grows along the shore.

Greenlandic fjords get their organic matter from Russia

GREENLAND: A simple chemical technique sheds new light on ocean circulation in the Arctic and could help improve computer models of ocean circulation.

Shooting stars visible throughout July

Meteor showers and planets are visible in the Nordic sky this month, including Jupiter and Mars.