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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.

Big Bang mission relies on Danish technology

Danish researchers will supply crucial technology for a new mission to find evidence for the Big Bang theory. The mission requires technology that can measure distances of five million kilometres with the precision of a picometre – that's 0,00000000001cm.

Norway’s oldest elk

A family in Norway has had the antlers of Norway’s oldest elk hanging on the wall of their home for over a century.

Hot rock gets a cold shoulder

Thermal energy is there for the taking in the rock below us if you have the equipment to drill deep enough. Oil producer Norway has the hardware and the know-how, but is there any spark of interest?

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Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.