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The price of obesity surgery

Women who have undergone obesity surgery call for psychological follow-up. Unforeseen problems require better individual counselling.

Business in China equals relationships

To succeed in China, it is not enough for companies to be market-oriented and willing to learn. They must also adapt their operations to the Chinese relationship orientation.

Close-ups: Pollen

The main source we have for information about past vegetation is found in pollen grains.

Expanding mountain forest promotes climate warming

Birch forest is currently expanding in mountain regions because of climate warming and reduced grazing pressure. A recent study shows that increased mountain forest promotes climate warming.

Urgent need to recycle rare metals

Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU.

Close-ups: Coccolithoporids

Coccolithophorids are algae that produce lime and that are considered vital for storage of CO2 in the sea.

Filleting robot helps the Norwegian fishing industry

A newly developed white fish filleting machine could give this Norwegian industry a much-needed boost.

Focus on local sushi ingredients

Sushi is more popular than ever. However, many of the ingredients are imported from Asia. But Norwegian researchers are now cultivating an alternative to the popular Wakame seaweed salad that doesn’t have to travel thousands of miles.

Colour is not a good indicator for well-cooked meat

To be safe to eat, products made from minced meat must be cooked until they are at least 71 degrees Celcius in the centre.

Pesticide cocktails cause environmental risk

The risk assessment of pesticide is usually performed on individual compounds. The combination of these environmental chemicals may however give rise to unexpected and unwanted effects.
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