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Going after the aurora with rockets

Scientists are about to launch a rocket from the Svalbard archipelago in the Artic. The aim is to take readings within the aurora borealis, in order to investigate space weather and find out why GPS signals are disrupted.

Truffle hunting in the northern underground

Three species never before found in Norway is the outcome so far for the truffle hunt this year. But the coveted delicacy summer truffle is yet to be found.

Stress during pregnancy may affect the child’s health

When a pregnant woman experiences severe stress, the risk of premature birth increases. Her child may be more vulnerable to developing heart defects, diabetes and obesity. Researchers are able to identify correlations such as these thanks to comprehensive health registries.

Combating disease in shrimps and carp

Shrimps and rohu carp are gene sequenced by Norwegian and Indian scientists. The result is extensive databases of genetic material that can be used to study disease resistance.

Uncertain journey towards new energy

Everyone wants more environmentally-friendly energy. But this won’t happen all by itself, according to new study.

Mobile apps could save children’s lives

The mobile phone is now being developed into a weapon in the fight against child mortality.

Searching for a better corn

Norwegian farmers have shifted their production toward more wholesome and robust corn varieties – an important contribution to public health.

Creating safer surgery

Surgical procedures save and improve lives worldwide, but the figures on serious complications and deaths are high. The numbers can be reduced.

Skydiving against gambling

Can parachuting help people with a gambling addiction? New research shows that extreme sport athletes have quite a lot in common with gamblers.

The brain’s zoom button

Everybody knows how to zoom in and out on an online map, to get the level of resolution you need to get you where you want to go. Now researchers have discovered a key mechanism that can act like a zoom button in the brain, by controlling the resolution of the brain’s internal maps.
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