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20.09.2018How Nordic marine forests can help fight climate change

Despite the wealth of marine forests throughout the Nordics, we are yet to exploit their potential role in combating climate change. Here’s what we need to do.

19.09.2018Treating heartburn can reduce the risk of developing oesophageal cancer

A major Nordic study now confirms that that treating acid reflux and heartburn has benefits beyond relieving these particular conditions.

18.09.2018Marine forests - Nature's own carbon capture and storage

Kelp forests and seagrass meadows soak up carbon dioxide and help protect our coasts against rising seas. Just two reasons why we should learn to love our

17.09.2018Just one sleepless night can tell your body to start storing fat

Sleep is one of those physiological necessities that continues to puzzle researchers. But a new study illuminates how missing one single night of sleep can

16.09.2018Historic debate moved Argentina closer to the legalisation of abortion

On 8. August, a proposal to legalise elective abortion was debated and rejected in Argentina’s highest legislative body. Despite the decision, Argentina has

15.09.2018Conflict between alternative medicine and medical sciences stretches back to the 19th century

Unorthodox healers recommended ‘morally correct’ remedies such as less sex or eliminating certain foods from the diet, while the medical establishment

14.09.2018Not so hygge: Cosy lighting prevents elderly people reading in winter

A Norwegian study shows that the homes of 75 year olds are too dark for comfortable reading, despite their living rooms containing on average fifteen different

13.09.2018Thousands of objects discovered in Scandinavia’s first Viking city

Danish archaeologists have excavated the streets beneath Ribe to discover how the first city of the Viking age was established.

11.09.2018Could rising land slow down Antarctic ice melt?

The West Antarctic ice sheet is sitting under water. This is key to understanding the evolution of the ice sheet and how the rising sea floor might even help to

10.09.2018More children in Europe have started smoking

More young people under the age of 15 are taking up smoking, bucking the trend among adults and those over 15 where the number of new smokers has gradually

08.09.2018How fast can Antarctica rise when the ice melts?

New study shows that the land underneath a part of West Antarctica is rising five times faster than expected as the ice melts, revealing a surprisingly soft

07.09.2018Boreal lakes are becoming browner, but the fish don’t mind

Boreal lakes can become darker over time by a process known as “browning.” But these darker waters do not seem to affect fish as much as researchers once

06.09.2018What the world can learn about equality from the Nordic model

OPINION: Given that the five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – are some of the world’s most equal on a number of measures, it

05.09.2018Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC

The Act-Belong-Commit approach promotes keeping active, building stronger relationships with friends, family and community groups, and committing to hobbies,

04.09.2018Breakthrough: How the brain keeps track of time

Norwegian scientists Edvard and May-Britt Moser were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their studies on sense of direction. Now they have found the brain

03.09.2018House sparrows and humans are old buddies

These little beggars have hung around humans for more than 11,000 years, new Norwegian research suggests.

02.09.2018How the last ice age changed Norway

Researchers are learning more about what happened when several thousand metres of ice covered Norway roughly 10 000 years ago.

01.09.2018Why you can't have free trade and save the planet

OPINION: For centuries world trade has increased not only environmental degradation, but also global inequality. The expanding ecological footprints of affluent

31.08.2018Norwegian academics face serious work-family life conflicts

Norwegian academics say that their jobs demand such a huge commitment that they don’t have time for their families, a study of workers at three major Norwegian

30.08.2018Male cockroaches that have frequent sex eat more protein

This is most likely because they need protein to produce new sperm and a nuptial gift packed with nutrients that the female can pass on to her unborn young.

 

 
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