Solving the mystery of Serengeti’s vanishing wild dogs
Twenty-five years ago, African wild dogs disappeared from Serengeti National Park. A firestorm of debate followed when one researcher claimed that handling by scientists was the cause. New research refutes that claim and offers another explanation.
Norwegian researchers find new treatment for prostate cancer
A new treatment that strongly inhibits the development of prostate cancer has been found by an international research group led by the University of Oslo. The treatment can also enhance the effect of medicines already used against prostate cancer in the clinic today.
Improved fauna at the soft bottom in Skagerrak
Reductions of nutrients have led to a greater species richness at the seafloor in the Skagerrak after 1990. But warmer winter temperatures and increased river runoff might be the new challenges for the animal life at the soft bottom.
Quest to solve global water plant mystery
Mass development of water plants in river and lakes causes headache for researchers and water managers all over the world. New research aims to reveal the causes of the explosive development and identify ecosystem effects of removing the water plants.
Researchers use drones to photograph seaweeds: The tidal zone from a bird’s-eye view
Drones are the future for nature mapping and monitoring. They provide 1,000 times better image resolution than satellites and one million times more data points, says Kasper Hancke, marine biologist at Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).
Scientists found plastics in a whale back in 1971
A recently discovered report reveals that marine scientists found plastic in the stomach of a whale off Canada almost half a century ago. It pre-dates the famous stranding of a whale on the Norwegian island of Sotra in 2017 by 46 years.
East African farmers are positive to GMOs
Imagine the despair you would feel if your crops were destroyed. Perhaps due to drought, an aggressive plant disease or pests, or nutrient deficient soil? And back at home you have many hungry mouths to feed.
Will climate change affect Norwegian kelp forests in a positive way?
Climate change, including acidification of the oceans, will likely affect many of the plants and animals in our sea and oceans. Fresh research results indicate that kelp could be favoured by some of the changes.
The midnight sun messes with the Arctic charr’s inner clock
Below ice and snow, in pitch dark, Arctic charr’s circadian clock still ticks with precision. The exception comes during the darkest and brightest weeks of the year, when daily activity rhythms break down.
Identifying Ideas with Artificial Intelligence
If you are a beer enthusiast, you have probably commented on some or other post in Facebook beer forums. In the future, these types of comments may be used to identify new ideas by utilising artificial intelligence (AI).
Forest fires tell a 700 year old tale
Dead trees come alive and tell their story on how climate and human activities have shaped our boreal forests during the last 700 years – from the Black Death to present day.
These bugs are a huge threat to crops in West Africa
Last year, a South-American moth caused great damage to maize and other crops in several West African countries, threatening the food security of millions of people.
Energy savings in shopping centres
Shopping centres are major energy consumers with significant opportunities for savings. Researchers are currently checking the impact of savings made on lighting and air-conditioning at the City Syd centre in Trondheim.
Making astrophysical simulations more accurate
The model used to measure the mass of particles such as protons and neutrons has been used by physicists for almost 50 years. Now Tomas Brauner and his research collaborators discovered that two terms in the model’s equation were missing.