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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.

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Power to the people - How to make the low-carbon energy transition work

A recent study of two successful energy transitions in Denmark and Germany shows that transparency and community participation are essential to drive the clean energy agenda forward at the local level.

See where Greenland harbour porpoises travel

These tough small whales use large parts of the North Atlantic, swimming much further offshore and diving far deeper than previously expected.

What type of project leader are you?

Everyone has their own way of organising a project. Read about the four types of leadership, and why a diversity of types is good for any organisation.

Football is a winning treatment for elderly people with prediabetes

Playing football is great for your health and could even stave off type 2 diabetes. New study in the Faroe Islands reveals improvements in overall health among middle-aged and elderly prediabetic men and women who enjoy a regular kickabout.

Grasping the nettle: Swedish tax to tackle aviation’s impact on climate

OPINION: The new aviation tax aims to change consumer behavior by taxing one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

How can you avoid regaining those lost kilos?

New scientific results from a small clinical study shows that people maintain weight loss when they adhere to their own systematic set of rules for eating, rather than following any particular diet, or eating for pleasure or hunger.

Weight loss can protect overweight boys from developing type 2 diabetes

A new Danish study shows that boys who are overweight at seven are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adults, but not if they lose weight before hitting puberty.

Scandinavian bumblebees survive by incubating their eggs

Bumblebee queens look for an abandoned, well-insulated mouse nest to start a family, where temperatures can be 15 degrees warmer than outside.

Concern for global warming is not a new craze

It is 80 years since the first calculations showed that the Earth was warming due to rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Once lost archaeology revealed by satellite images and aerial photography

Using a high tech approach, archaeologists have turned back time and reconstructed a hidden urban landscape in Jerash, Jordan.