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Meet Earth's twin planet

All eyes and all telescopes are set on a newly-discovered planet which is strikingly similar to ours.

Practical math in primary schools

Experts disagree about the need for using practical activities to teach mathematics in Norwegian primary schools.

Our ancestors used ape tools

One skill we’ve considered uniquely human is actually ape behaviour.

Can wild animals become overweight?

Under our care dogs and horses can get fat just like human beings. But can animals in nature get too fat?

Bats have the fastest muscles of all mammals

Researchers have found extremely fast muscles in bats. They are the fastest muscles ever found in mammals.

All eyes on sea urchins

It doesn’t have normal eyes – it sees with its entire body. Special light-sensitive cells turn this spiny ball of a creature into an optical organ.

Brains like glaciers

When a glacier calves into the ocean scientists see the same patterns that are found in brain impulses and other complex, unpredictable systems.

The secret life of the sea

The ocean is teeming with tiny, exquisite creatures that have concealed themselves in certain ways from scientists. Now, 200 years after the organisms were discovered, Norwegian researchers have started to clear up mysteries from the DNA of radiolarians.

The extreme man

Men vary more than women do in size as well as in physical and mental performance.

Wolves endangered by illegal hunt

Poaching is the biggest threat to wolves in Norway and Sweden and can account for half of their deaths.

Snakes' eyes could give us super eyesight

A new study of snakes’ eyes will inspire researchers to develop a new type of contact lens that can repair itself as well as provide users with optimal vision

Galaxy clusters support Einstein’s relativity theory

Cosmologists have used distant galaxy clusters to put Einstein’s relativity theory to the ultimate test. The theory passed with distinction.

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