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Warmer climate prolongs mushroom season

The wild mushroom season has grown longer the last 40 years in Norway and elsewhere in Europe. More chanterelles, certainly, but the changes can be challenging.

A living rose museum

The Norwegian Gene Resource Centre is a caretaker of rare and old plants. The goal is to help them thrive in gardens across the country.

Newly discovered planetary system alters our view of planet formation

New data from NASA’s Kepler mission has revealed what was thought to be difficult: a planetary system that orbits around two stars. We need to modify our theories, says Danish astronomer.

Why Svalbard is rising

OPINION: New measurements explain why the uplift of the Svalbard islands is larger than the models predict.

Giant tornadoes fire up the solar atmosphere

How can the outer regions of the Sun’s atmosphere be upwards of 150 times hotter than the surface? One of the oldest problems of astrophysics has now been partially explained.

How to build the perfect sandcastle

Scientists have come up with a formula that makes it possible to build spectacular sandcastles.

Did a recently found bird spear belong to a kidnapped Greenlander?

A recent archaeological find in Copenhagen – a bird spear from the Thule culture – has put focus on expeditions to rediscover Greenland 400 years ago and the expeditions’ kidnapping of Greenlanders.

How long before a tree rots away?

A fallen pine on the forest floor can take several hundred years longer to decompose than a spruce.

Misleading moths with fake fragrances

The flights of moths and butterflies might appear willy-nilly but the insects are guided by their sense of smell. A pesticide specialist is now developing artificial rowanberry scents to capture moths and protect apple orchards.

Tracking the cuckoo's nest

Squatting in other birds' nests and kicking out legitimate chicks might not give the cuckoo any prize for 'best house guest', but as the only brood parasite in Northern Europe it is a good indicator for the current state of affairs for several bird species.

Remains of gigantic meteorite crater found in Greenland

A Danish geologist has discovered remains of what appears to be the world’s largest and oldest meteor impact crater in Greenland.

Sugar shock for busy bees

When genes that control honey bees’ taste for sweetness are inactivated, the bees nearly end up as diabetics. This can provide hints about the link between our sense of taste and our body's health.