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A mystery of secret eel migration solved

A team of scientists have mapped the eels’ 5,000 kilometre long journey, but the study leaves even more questions about how eels migrate from Europe to the Sargasso Sea.

New study reignites debate over Viking settlements in England

A large DNA study in 2015 concluded there is “no clear genetic evidence” of the Danish Viking occupation of England. But thousands of Vikings moved to England, say archaeologists.

Discovery in the Bay of Aarhus can solve the puzzle of our primordial origin

Scientists have discovered what could be our closest living relative among the microbes, casting new light on the origins of our species.

Basic research: Mistakes can lead to the biggest discoveries

Do not fear failure. It could be the first step towards the next important scientific discovery, says Peter Kjærgaard, director of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

Nordic project will solve a riddle of dramatic climate change

Scientists in Denmark and Norway seek to reveal what caused rapid climate change events first discovered in the early Greenland ice cores.

Arctic moth turns up after 140 years

Norwegian researcher found a living specimen of a small grey moth presumed gone from Svalbard. He thinks this demonstrates how poorly charted parts of Norway’s polar archipelago are.

Scientists solve old mysteries of bird migration routes

A new study has mapped the migration routes of nightingales, cuckoos, and shrikes. It is a quantum leap in our understanding of bird migration, says scientist.

Sea level rise: How far and how fast?

OPINION: A recent study of ocean temperature 125,000 years ago sparked headlines that up to nine metres sea level rise was on the horizon. But could this really happen? And if so, how quickly?

Zebra stripes keep birds from colliding with aircraft

Colliding with birds can cause an airplane to crash. Researchers are working on ways to scare birds away from planes, and zebra stripes have so far proven effective.

How to capture a jaguar

Before a tracking collar can be placed on a jaguar it has to be caught. Here is how it’s done.

Ants make medicine out of tree sap and fungi

Ants vaccinate each other against diseases and make medicine out of tree sap.

The ‘Godfather’ of bioarchaeology is moving to Denmark

Professor Matthew Collins is one of the world’s leading experts in ancient proteins and what they can tell us about the Earth’s past.