Articles by Nancy Bazilchuk

  • A village of neuroscientists

    2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Nobel laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser have spent the last two decades building a village of neuroscientists, molecular biologists, physicists and anatomists – whose different and complementary skills are key to the goal of unlocking the secrets of how the brain actually comput
  • Extreme weather in the Arctic causes problems for people and wildlife

    The last week of January 2012 brought wild weather to the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard and its largest town, Longyearbyen.
  • From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize

    Two neuroscientists in Norway started their research in a university bomb shelter, and then went on to build a world-class laboratory and win the Nobel Prize.
  • Turning seaweed to biofuel

    A Norwegian research group has been able to achieve bio-oil yields of 79 percent from a common kelp.
  • Hope for the climate, hope for clean air

    Climate talks in New York last week have offered a glimmer of hope that the world’s political leaders finally understand the need to act to curb global warming.
  • Ebola’s deadly toll on healthcare workers

    Ebola’s deadly effects on the Sierra Leonean healthcare community not only has repercussions for the delivery of health care, but on the training of future health care providers involved in an innovative Norwegian surgical training programme.
  • Monitoring the movements of sea trout

    The sea trout populations of central Norway have declined by as much as 60 percent. Researchers are trying to find the causes.
  • Celebrity ice

    A colliding block of ice has caught the interest of Discovery Channel.
  • Urgent need to phase out coal power

    Coal power is one of the main causes why greenhouse gas emissions have risen at an unprecedented rate over the last 10 years. We can cut emissions using wind power, solar heat and power, highly efficient building shells and electric vehicles.
  • Tiny microplastics a marine headache

    Food packaging. Drink bottles. Electronics. Children’s toys. Plastics make modern life possible, but they have a dark side. Plastics in the ocean break down into microscopic fragments that zooplankton not only eat, but pass up the food chain, a Finnish research team has shown.

Nancy Bazilchuk

Nancy Bazilchuk is a Norwegian freelance journalist

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