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All existence on the edge

The entire universe is unstable. Suddenly it could change all its physical game rules. That would be the definitive end of happy hour for humanity.

Prestigious prize for expanded universe

In its earliest moments after the Big Bang something counterintuitive happened. In much less than the wink of an eye the entire universe underwent a monstrous growth spurt, faster than the speed of light.

Researchers discover hidden underworld of mysterious life

For the first time ever, researchers have drilled deep into the Baltic seafloor, revealing myriad mysterious organisms in the unexplored underworld.

Pioneer neuropsychologist wins Kavli Prize

Brenda Milner brought about one of the most notable discoveries made in research on human memory. She has been awarded the Kavli Prize for Neuroscience together with John O’Keefe and Marcus E. Raichle.

Winners of the Kavli Prizes 2014

Norway’s Thomas W. Ebbesen is among the winners of the prestigious Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The three Kavli Prizes were awarded today. See all nine winners here.

“Mathematics can be more exquisite than poetry”

“Because sometimes it yields totally unpredictable answers,” says Yakov Sinai. The Russian mathematician has been awarded this year’s Abel Prize – often referred to as the Nobel Prize for mathematics.

Little valley – a giant battery?

A new explanation has been given for the eerie floating orbs of light observed in Hessdalen in Norway. An Italian engineer thinks the valley could be acting as a colossal battery. But a Norwegian physicist is not exactly electrified by the clarity of this answer.

World’s fastest fish continues to impress

The sailfish is not only the world’s fastest swimmer. A new video reveals that its movements during hunting are the quickest ever seen in a marine animal.

Why does poor mimicry work?

Hoverflies mimic the appearance of wasps to avoid being eaten. But even to our untrained eyes they seem to be doing a shoddy job. So why does it work anyway?

Sperm whale language under scrutiny

A new project aims to decode the sperm whale’s communication system using the latest animal-borne acoustic technology.

Cancer cells on a mission to the ISS

As part of an international project, a Danish professor will soon be sending a batch of thyroid cancer cells out into space.

Copenhagen invaded by research fleet

As part of this summer’s science festival ’Science in the City’, a fleet of research ships will be docking in Copenhagen. The public is invited on board to learn about the ins and outs of marine research.

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Get a better life: say no

Say NO. Focus on the negative aspects. Repress your emotions. That kind of advice probably does not sound right to a lot of people, but it’s a better idea than following fanatically positive, self-help books, concludes a professor of psychology.