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Mutated salmon louse DNA spread throughout the North Atlantic in 11 years or less

A recent study has demonstrated that genetic changes giving the salmon louse partial resistance towards one of the most commonly used delousing chemicals in marine aquaculture (emamectin benzoate/Slice) have spread to salmon lice in the entire North Atlantic in a maximum of just 11 years.

Using 3D printers to print out self-learning robots

When the robots of the future are set to extract minerals from other planets, they need to be both self-learning and self-repairing. Researchers at Oslo University have already succeeded in producing self-instructing robots on 3D printers.

Is the EU lost in translations?

Do sour cherries escape toll duty? Or is that sweet cherries? Knowing what is or isn’t the correct letter of the law can be a nightmare in the EU. Especially when legislation is translated into all 24 official EU languages.

The drivers of economic growth in Europe

Europe's economic growth is driven by poorer countries and regions that are catching up to the wealthier areas.

How private social media use at work affects work performance

New research from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen (UiB) shows that the use of online social media for personal purposes during working hours can have a negative effect on work performance and the well-being of organisations.

New software allows for a personal touch to your favourite music

With a smartphone and your own body movements, music can be different each time you listen to it.

Documents reveal 2,000-year-old Egyptian youth organization

In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens.

Five kilometres between life and death for the sea eagle

DNA profiles of the sea eagle population from a large island in mid-Norway are providing new and useful information as to how the birds avoid being killed by wind turbines.

Data sharing improves decision making

Indo-Norwegian pilot project demonstrates how open access to biodiversity data can contribute to improved decision making.

Prizes for outstanding research, innovation and communication

The Research Council of Norway’s awards for 2014 have been presented to a world-leading researcher on inner voices, a turbo-charged disseminator who gave a marathon history lecture, and a start-up company seeking to revolutionise the line fishing industry and make it easier for amateur anglers to ca
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