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Obesity can have a negative effect on sperm quality

There is a link between obesity and poor sperm quality. New research shows that fatty acids such as Omega-3 may be an important explanation.

How hepatitis C wages guerrilla warfare

Scientists have discovered how hepatitis C converts innocent cells into virus factories.

How tuberculosis hides in the body

The tuberculosis vaccine only works for children. It doesn’t protect you as an adult. Now we know more about how the bacterium avoids being detected.

This approach not only binds CO2, but also improves the soil

If 4,000 Norwegian farms and nurseries produced biochar and mixed it with the soil, we could halve CO2 emissions from the agricultural sector. This entirely natural approach also produces more robust and healthy plants.

Obese individuals more prone to blood poisoning

Being obese, little physical activity and smoking increase our vulnerability for severe bloodstream infections. These factors also increase mortality.

Why this entrepreneur chose clean energy instead of oil

When Ole-Erik Vestøl Endrerud started his PhD, he didn't anticipate that his research would result in a lucrative business.

Traditional gender roles are still prevalent in early kindergartens

Staff in kindergartens expect boys to be physical and active when playing, while the girls must be quieter and calmer, says a study.

Wildlife in highway ditches needs detoxing

When rain pours down on roads, slops of dust and contaminants drain into the road trenches. How does this affect wildlife living by the road?

Self-Discipline vs. Motivation in Sports

To succeed as an athlete you need both strong discipline and a lot of motivation – but what is more important?

Breakdancing is more than just a dance

In Oslo, breakdancers come from all over the world. The community serves as an important arena for integration, according to a recent doctoral study.
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