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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.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.

More extreme warm days in a warmer climate

Global warming means more warm extreme weather conditions, according to an analysis of more than 140 years of air temperature data from Denmark.

What makes the climate change? Part two

Dig deeper into the geological past to learn more about the large swings in climate throughout the Earth’s history.

Climate Change theme on ScienceNordic

It’s real, it’s us, it’s serious. So what now?

What makes the climate change? Part one

Explore the processes behind climate change today and in our recent past.

Our controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago

The Trachilos tracksite deserves to be protected and the evidence should be debated by scientists.

Is Syria really a 'climate war'? We examined the links between drought, migration and conflict

OPINION: Putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors in determining a community’s vulnerability to environmental stress.

Scientist: We could find intelligent life in space within two decades

For the first time in human history, we have both the knowledge and the technology to search for alien life. And we may find it as early as the middle of this century.

Will we ever be able to grow organs in a Petri dish?

Stem cells can already be employed to replicate any cell in the body and may one day be used to grow entire organs or cure diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes. But there are still a number of unanswered questions before the stem cell revolution really takes off.

Gravitational-wave astronomy will change our understanding of the universe

Nearly two years ago, LIGO opened up a new window onto the cosmos when they discovered gravitational waves. But what has happened since and how could it change our understanding of space, time, and gravity?