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Tick-borne encephalitis-virus found in unpasteurized cow milk in Norway

A tick-borne virus that can infect humans and potentially cause a serious infection of the central nervous system has been found for the first time in milk from Norwegian dairy cows. A study of this virus in cervids may help us understand how this virus is spreading in Norway.

Why does the humpback whale migrate?

A Norwegian all-you-can-eat herring feast in the fall and winter, followed by a spring break party in the Caribbean... What a life! Maybe that's why humpback whales keep commuting back and forth between the two extremes.

Health personnel struggle when interacting with patients with suicidal thoughts

Healthcare staff feel insecure when faced with talking about life's big questions with patients who are considering taking their own life, a new study indicates.

This solar panel is the first in the world to store both electricity and heat

Moreover, researchers have succeeded in increasing its output dramatically by providing the panel with its own cooling system.

Pupils with low grades feel less supported by teachers

A recent study of upper secondary students shows that strong students experience more support from teachers than do students who have lower grades.

Acute psychiatric help via video conference

The psychiatrist in Tromsø can talk to the patient as well as health professionals, even if the specialist is miles away.

When the extreme becomes the norm: Svalbard reindeer cope with dramatic climate change

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme winter rain events in the Arctic. These kinds of winter storms on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago can cause a thick cap of ice to cover the forage that reindeer eat.

Ocean life in 3-D: Mapping microscopic life with a smart AUV

Phytoplankton form the base of the marine food chain but are notoriously difficult for scientists to account for — a little like trying to identify and count motes of dust in the air. A truly independent underwater vehicle shows it can do the job.

Still embarrassing to talk about menstruation

Did you run home to your parents full of joy to tell them loudly and proudly about your first period? Did you look forward to telling your brother? Most probably not.

Are European NATO states freeloading?

Perhaps the US president has a point. Are European NATO countries simply piggybacking on US defence efforts?
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