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Copenhagen Zoo antelope killed by fox

DNA analysis reveals the mystery killer of Copenhagen Zoo’s only duiker antelope.

New evidence that early chimps and bonobos interbred

Chimpanzees and bonobos have not always been able to keep their hands off each other. A new discovery could change our perception of how new species form.

Are aliens really trying to contact us?

Probably not. But why did two Canadian researchers think they were?

Time is running out to adapt to dramatic sea level rise

Eighty per cent of world’s coastal areas could experience more than 1.8 metres of sea level rise by 2100 if global warming exceeds two degrees Celsius by the middle of this century.

Arctic sea ice is approaching the limit of natural variability

Around 8,000 years ago, Arctic sea ice was lower than it is today--but rapid decline in the last 40 years means it is fast approaching this natural limit.

Female fish lose interest in colourful males

Norwgian researchers made a surprising discovery when they followed the mating habits of damselfish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scientists do away with Darwinian tradition

Scientists suggest a completely new way of classifying organisms that does away with conventional idea of species.

Cave paintings and bones reveal origins of European bison

Fossil DNA from bison bones reveals that the European bison was a cross between aurochs and bison. Cave painters depicted the species in detail, 15,000 years ago.

Bird study reveals a key assumption in evolution theory is false

A new study of fifty bird species from the Andes now rules out any possibility of predicting evolution on a single genetic mutation.

Growing Norwegian weeds on international space station

A Windows update on the space station created a crisis moment for a Norwegian experiment on cultivating plants in space. Forskning.no followed events from NTNU’s CIRiS control room.

Meltwater from West Greenland is a hotspot for ocean nutrients

An underwater camera provides new insights into how microscopic particles in glacial meltwater could boost marine algae and help remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Walnuts are fruits, not nuts - but does it matter?

Biologists shy away from the term vegetables and they consider bananas to be berries. Why do they use other names than the rest of us?