Improved calculations reveal that bird species go extinct five times faster than previously thought, and about 1000 times faster than in the absence of human activity. The good news is that conservation helps – it has reduced the rate of extinction by as much as 40 percent.
“Academics should stop worrying too much about indices", says Professor Colin Chapman from the George Washington University. Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth at the University of Oslo agrees: "The scientific journals' obsessive use of indices is damaging the quality of science", he says.
The coldest ground on the Earth is found in the Transantarctic Mountains. This is revealed in a new map developed by researchers from UiO.
The Norse settlements on Greenland was founded by Erik the Red around 985 and lasted almost 500 years. New research show that the settlers hunted walrus and traded tusks and ivory across Europe during the Middle Ages, but the hunt became so intense that it may have led to the collapse of Norse Greenland.
It's not about the Black Death or the dinosaurs dying out. "The Great Dying" is an event in the geological perspective. The largest of all mass extinctions on Earth. We are at the end of the Permian Period, 252 million years ago.
– Donor milk recipients are the smallest and most vulnerable members of our society. We are obliged to provide them with as good support as we possibly can, says Dr. Hedvig Nordeng at the University of Oslo.
Today, both public enterprises and private companies in the major cities collect large quantities of data about the citizens living in those cities, and most people derive little benefit from this. However, if the citizens own and control their own data, life in the city can be much better.
India’s government claims that the population of tigers in India has reached 2,967 animals – more than a doubling of the 1,411 animals reported in 2006. But there is a problem: The conclusion is not backed by reliable evidence, according to a new scientific paper.
With the powerful eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers led by Håkon Dahle at UiO observed straight into the bright and hot heart of a galaxy 11 billion years old in no less than 12 multiple, gravitationally lensed images.
The Javan slow loris is a small, furry, big-eyed and apparently cute primate, but the bite is poisonous! A new study shows that the lorises sleep in the same way as humans do, and this indicates that the so-called monophasic sleep pattern is a much older evolutionary trait than previously assumed.