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Scientists prepare for loss of mountain glaciers

This is how we adapt to a future with less snow and ice.

Traumatic childhood experiences pass down to next generation

Thousands of Finnish refugee children were evacuated to foster homes in Sweden during WWII. Many of their descendants continue to struggle psychologically with the trauma that caused.

Inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves is worse than we thought

Everyone knew that the tiny population of wolves in Norway and Sweden was inbred. Using precise genetic techniques, researchers can now describe the severity of the problem.

Claim to the Arctic rests on a shelf

Rocks from the Arctic seabed support the Kingdom of Denmark's claim to area north of Greenland.

Scientist: Australia’s feral cats should be eradicated

Cats take food from native animals and cause havoc for the natural ecosystem in Australia.

Is your cat unhappy? It might have arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common problem among cats but the symptoms can be hard to diagnose. A new pressure mat could make it easier to determine when a cantankerous cat is suffering from painful joints.

“Treasure trove” of Arctic research data now publicly available

Twenty years of Arctic research can help scientists around the world better understand climate and environmental change.

Phosphorescence aims to frighten

A new Swedish study determines a reason behind sparkling ocean bioluminescence.

Why do starlings dance in the sky?

Flocks of several hundred thousand starlings can fly swiftly in coordinated and mesmerising formations, even when trying to evade predator birds. Why do they do it, and more significantly, how?

Retiring the prototype kilogram

The kilogram is the last international measurement standard that relies on a precisely crafted physical object. This standard-bearer will soon be replaced by space-age measurements based on physical constants.

Be careful not to overfeed wild birds

It gives advantages to certain species but can make life – and survival – harder for others, warns an ornithologist.

Climate models have not “over-predicted” warming

A new study suggests that the Paris climate goal may not yet be a physical impossibility. Even if true, this does not mean that climate models are wrong, as some media outlets reported.