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Space travel changes gut bacteria in mice

Astronaut food, microgravity, and space radiation can change the composition of gut bacteria. Understanding how could improve radiation therapy here on Earth.

Atomic structure is key to making crack-resistant phone screens

A new material can withstand powerful impacts without breaking and could be used in glass products in the future.

Pensioners unknowingly subsidise groceries for young and wealthy

High-income families in Oslo get cheaper food at the expense of those in rural areas who are unable to use apps or unwilling to disclose their consumer habits. Apps that give discounts create new economic disparities.

Humanoid robot takes over as teacher

Studies show that robots need to look and act like people if they’re to replace teachers. Then kids are fine with having a robot teach them.

Eleven rockets set to reveal the mysteries in the Earth's atmosphere

In cooperation with NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, scientists at the University of Oslo are now set to reveal the mysteries of physics in the atmosphere by launching eleven rockets.

NICER will reveal the mysteries of neutron stars

Did you know that neutron stars have many of the same properties as black holes? The big difference being that we can actually see them. A new NASA-mission has just set out to explore the many mysteries of neutron stars.

How inspiring are science festivals?

Norwegian research might not corroborate any effect of science festivals, but the rectors of two prominent Norwegian universities are convinced that the Starmus Festival in Trondheim has inspired future scientists.

Electric bikes score well in head injury test

Swedish researchers have used crash-test dummies to determine whether head injuries from accidents vary according to bicycles types.

Mustard oil could soon replace rapeseed oil

New research shows that mustard could be an attractive alternative to rapeseed oil—the world’s third largest oil crop.

Why you automatically begin to run when you are in a hurry

New research shows why the legs change from walking to running when we need to hurry up. The research can be used to help people with paralysis and to create super soldiers, say scientists.

Buying new football boots? Here’s what to look for according to scientists.

When you buy a new pair of football boots the only thing that matters is whether or not they fit. Special features will not make you a better player, say scientists.

How should we regulate GMOs?

Regulation of GMOs must accommodate both scientific developments and public perception of the risks associated with biotechnology.

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