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Meteors can aid weather forecasts

Tiny meteors burning as high as 90 kilometres above the Earth give scientists valuable new knowledge about the weather.

Remains of early supercontinent found

Scientists have found evidence of an ancient continent beneath Mauritius.

NASA spots smallest planet ever

NASA's Kepler space telescope has found the hitherto smallest of all known planets beyond our Solar System. It’s as small as our own Moon.

Underground detectives map secrets in stone

Scientists who map Norway from its very foundations, can tell us where to find the next source of commercial artesian water or where tunnels are likely to collapse.

Slipping past slime with sneaky biological medicine

Researchers need to find a way to plow through a mucous barrier to deliver biological medicines to the right place.

Mighty mussels in the battle against catastrophic oil spills

A new Norwegian discovery can sniff out oil leaks a thousand times better than industrial sensors.

Whale bones found in highway were not from mystery whale

The remnants of a whale found in Sweden in 2009 are 13,000 years old and experts initially thought they were from a legendary whale species. But a DNA analysis punctured that hope.

Storm clouds are full of live bacteria

Hailstones are brimming with microscopic life, but mostly from plants, new study reveals.

Norwegian mountain plateau could be several hundred million years younger than presumed

A new Norwegian study overturns textbook wisdom about the formation of high mountain plateaus round the world. But not all geologists are convinced by the new findings.

Does the perfect clone exist?

OPINION: Research has shown that cloned pigs are often as varied as naturally bred pigs. Therefore, it could be problematic to experiment with clones thinking that they are identical. A Danish professor explains why the clones can vary so much.

New world map of animal life

The new zoogeographical map of the planet is based on more than 20,000 species.

Tree physics determine leaf size

Danish Harvard researcher has found a link between the height of trees and the limit to how large or small their leaves can get.


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