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Researcher Zone

Articles written by researchers from universities and research institutions across the Nordics.

Researcher Zone articles are brought to you by ScienceNordic and our sister site, ForskerZonen (meaning Researcher Zone in Danish), part of Videnskab.dk.

Here, scientists write about their own research or research fields, in their own words.

In doing so they bring their expertise and knowledge out from the lab and into the open, where they can inform and help shape the public debate.

If you are a scientist based in the Nordic countries and would like to write for us, you can contact us here.

Mud from the Greenlandic seabed reveals a hidden past

Sea ice and bedrock shape key for glacier stability.

Atomic structure is key to making crack-resistant phone screens

A new material can withstand powerful impacts without breaking and could be used in glass products in the future.

Are computer games a teacher’s friend or enemy?

New Book: Games as a learning tool are here to stay and teachers need to learn how to use them effectively.

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute and Polar Portal give the Greenland ice sheet its annual health report.

Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works

We can now apply all the modern tools of computational evolutionary biology to answer linguistic questions, such as: how languages change and why they are distributed in the way that they are.

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Ineffective marine protection rules leave the environment unable to recover when disaster strikes.

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade?

Yes, but only in a model. We have essentially emitted too much carbon dioxide already, and the most feasible pathways to stay “well below” two degrees all require removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at an unprecedented scale.

No publication bias in global climate change research

Do climate scientists avoid publishing results that go against the consensus on man-made climate change, in favour of results that confirm it? Not according to our research.

Cold region ‘tipping point’ now inevitable in northern Europe

Profound changes can be expected in high-latitude environments regardless of climate change mitigation policies.

How business can meet the challenge of climate change

Companies that look ahead and turn detailed risk assessments of climate change into innovation will be much better equipped to meet the new world that awaits us.