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Published May 5, 2015 09:23 AM

A completely new type of mathematical logic from the University of Oslo has the potential to improve intelligence services worldwide. The US Army has already expressed keen interest.

Published Mar 2, 2015 10:56 AM

Bacteria that talk to one another and organize themselves into biofilms are more resistant to antibiotics. Researchers are now working to develop drugs that prevent bacteria from communicating.

Published Feb 26, 2015 11:41 AM

We tend to think of the Middle Ages as grotesque and dreary. However, 13th century elites made use of laughter quite deliberately – and it resounded most loudly when it was at someone else’s expense.

Published Feb 8, 2015 04:45 PM

Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in thousands of victims of the Black Death and the major plague epidemics at the end of the Iron Age. The DNA analyses may predict the next plague outbreak.

Published Feb 4, 2015 08:39 AM

Top researchers will now be using mathematical modelling and heavy computations to understand how the brain can both remember and learn.

Published Feb 2, 2015 11:19 AM

Cancer researchers are now using one of the world's fastest computers to detect which parts of the genetic code may cause bowel and prostate cancer.

Published Jan 29, 2015 10:45 AM

Quantum chemical calculations have been used to solve big mysteries in space. Soon the same calculations may be used to produce tomorrow’s cancer drugs.

Published Jan 26, 2015 10:08 AM

One of this century’s most significant mathematical discoveries may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level. This means reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics.

Published Dec 2, 2014 03:13 PM

Several sacred sites in Southern Lebanon have been lost as a result of the country’s many conflicts. This has created sharper dividing lines between the various religious groups in the region.

Published Nov 26, 2014 08:10 AM

A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a glacier in Breheimen. Now about to be reconstructed using Iron Age textile techniques, it is hoped the tunic will inspire Norwegian fashion designers.

Published Nov 12, 2014 09:41 AM

When the robots of the future are set to extract minerals from other planets, they need to be both self-learning and self-repairing. Researchers at Oslo University have already succeeded in producing self-instructing robots on 3D printers.

Published Nov 10, 2014 01:25 PM

Thanks to the smartphone and your own body movements, the music you hear can be different each time you listen to it.

Published Oct 10, 2014 12:46 PM

For a long time, researchers have neglected the 100 million glial cells found in our brains, but that is no longer the case. Now they have discovered that the glial cells cleanse the brain of waste.

Published Oct 10, 2014 12:45 PM

Long-term research collaboration has helped reduce maternal mortality in the Gambia to less than half its previous level over 14 years. However, the country is still facing numerous challenges in terms of health.

Published Aug 25, 2014 09:17 AM

New surgical methods give hope to patients with cancer that has spread from the intestine to the liver. The disease can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting the liver piece by piece using keyhole surgery.

Published Aug 25, 2014 09:16 AM

Each year, more than one thousand Norwegians develop lymphoma. A statistical genetic analysis can detect when the disease will be aggressive. Thereby, treatment can be initiated in time.

Published Aug 25, 2014 09:16 AM

Each year, nearly 3000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 per cent of the time.

Published Aug 25, 2014 09:15 AM

Researchers have found a possible molecular explanation for why overweight is harmful. This new knowledge may provide new drugs for heart attack, stroke, cancer and chronic intestinal inflammation.

Published May 12, 2014 01:48 PM

The continual and violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India are generally attributed to religion. Economic factors may provide a better explanation.

Published May 12, 2014 10:30 AM

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.

Published Mar 18, 2014 07:51 AM

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.

Published Mar 7, 2014 08:09 AM

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.

Published Jan 2, 2014 08:46 AM

Cuban nationalism amplified by patriotic salsa rhythms replaced Marxist ideology when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Russians went home.

Published Nov 28, 2013 10:31 AM

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.

Published Nov 26, 2013 09:12 AM

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.