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Nerd camp with hands-on science

Some Norwegian pre-teen children spend a week of their summer holiday to learn more about maths and science. Their instructors hope what they mostly learn is that science is fun.

We have reached Pluto, now what?

OPINION: Now that we have explored the solar system, from Mercury to Pluto, where do we go next? Here are some suggestions.

Scientists solve the riddle of eel evolution

European and American eels emerged as separate species 3.5 million years ago -- yet they can still breed with each other. Scientists can now tell us how.

Earthquakes may have formed Southern Denmark’s landscape

The earth beneath Southern Denmark shook after the last age and created the landscape we see today, new research shows.

It takes decades to restore a river

No quick-fix can return a river to its natural state after human intervention. It takes at least 25 years for plants to reconquer the banks of a river or stream.

Gigantic supernova explains mysterious gamma-ray burst

6.4 billion years ago, a dying star finally exploded as a huge supernova, releasing energy as gamma rays in a violent reaction.

Discovery could yield bee vaccine

A team of scientists has found out how bees protect their young against diseases. “This could be tremendous,” says a Norwegian participant in the project.

Stephen Hawking public lecture in Sweden this summer

Stephen Hawking will be in Stockholm, Sweden, for an international conference discussing black holes and Hawking radiation -- as part of the event he will give a public lecture on August 24th.

Mysterious link between people from South America and Australia

Two DNA studies show that South Americans have an unexpected link to indigenous people of Australia and Melanesia, but disagree on how and when the Americas were populated

Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

Rapid ice melt in Greenland is driven by intense late summer rainfall, making the vast ice sheet even more vulnerable as the earth warms, new research shows.

History of the Milky Way revealed: The age of distant planets

Until now, scientists knew the age of only a few distant planets. But new research provides precise dates for 33 stars and their planets.

Volcanoes linked to cultural upheaval since early Roman times

Large volcanic eruptions have cooled the global climate many times in the last 2,500 years and coincided with devastating famine across Europe, new research shows.