Muslims in India under attack: Prosperity leads to violence
May 12, 2014
The continual and violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India are generally attributed to religion. Economic factors may provide a better explanation.
Sperm cells compete in a never-ending race
May 12, 2014
Promiscuous bird species have less variation in their sperm cells. The explanation is the fierce competition that occurs between sperm cells when more than one male mates with the same female.
Saves loose teeth and jaws damaged by cancer
Mar 18, 2014
Periodontitis can cause teeth to come loose. Mandibular cancer can disfigure a face. With the aid of artificial, foam-rubber-shaped scaffolding, the body can be helped to repair the damage by itself.
Quicker and cheaper toxicity checking of mussels
Mar 7, 2014
Mussels can cause serious poisoning. Current toxicity checks cost USD 2000 and take a week. A new method can provide an answer within a few hours and can cost as little as USD 35.
Salsa nationalism lives in Cuba
Jan 2, 2014
Cuban nationalism amplified by patriotic salsa rhythms replaced Marxist ideology when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Russians went home.
The vice president – coup leader on the government payroll
Nov 28, 2013
In many countries in Latin America, the vice president is the only one to benefit from the resignation of the president. This could be the source of the political instability in these countries.
Vitamins in a box: Can damage the body’s own defences
Nov 26, 2013
Each year, we spend billion of dollars on dietary supplements. New research indicates that vitamin pills may upset the fragile balance in our cells and thus cause more harm than good.
Working towards a personalized cancer treatment
Nov 12, 2013
Extensive statistical analyses of the mutation distribution in several thousand cancerous tumours make it possible to find cures for types of cancer that cannot be treated today.
Norwegian Vikings purchased silk from Persia
Nov 4, 2013
The Vikings did not only go West to pillage and plunder. Most of the silk found in the Oseberg ship may have been purchased by honest means from Persia.
Classic microscopy reveals borrelia bacteria
Jun 4, 2013
A simple method has been found that tells people who have become seriously ill after a tick bite once and for all whether they have bacteria in their blood.
Apollon is the award winning magazine from the University of Oslo, published 4 times each year. (In Norwegian.)