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Greenland Science Special

ScienceNordic took a trip to Greenland to cover research in and about the Arctic. We covered everything from social conditions, mineral extraction, biodiversity, education, archaeology, and climate. See our full list of Science in Greenland articles here.

Mud from the Greenlandic seabed reveals a hidden past

Sea ice and bedrock shape key for glacier stability.

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute and Polar Portal give the Greenland ice sheet its annual health report.

Glaciers are vital for Greenland’s fisheries

But as the glaciers retreat on land, this could all change.

3D-model will reveal events surrounding Greenland landslide and tsunami

Surveys of the West Greenland landslide identify a vulnerable mountain slope that is still active.

The female scientist who discovered the core of the Earth

The "Grande Dame” of seismology, Inge Lehmann, began her career at a time when few women held senior positions in science. But that did not stop her from being the first to provide evidence of the Earth’s inner core in 1936.

Climate Scientists build laboratory under the ice with a balloon

Climate scientists working in Greenland can now construct field laboratories using a giant balloon. The result is a hall under the ice suitable for scientists and visiting tourists.

One of Greenland’s first inhabitants had a hole in their sock

Greenland’s earliest people developed advanced technology that allowed them to survive on the sea ice. A single dress object from that time, a little seal skin sock, reveals unrivalled sewing techniques.

Tiny bird’s poo has tremendous impact on Greenland’s nature

The little auk can affect the living conditions for a range of animals in Northwest Greenland, shows new research.

Arctic plants may be tougher than you think

New study reveals how plants in Greenland were able to not only survive a devastating caterpillar outbreak in 2011, but actually thrive as a result. Much to the surprise of scientists.

Meet the Greenlandic spirits that gained power by sucking genitals

The bizarre mythical tupilaq creature is a key part of Greenlandic history. Legend says it drained its victim’s through their sexual organs.