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Martin Malmstrøm på fisketur

Cod’s immune system is not special any more

For long we believed that the cod was a freak, who was fresh despite lack of immunity. But new research shows that all codfishes lack this immune component showing that the immune system generally is more flexible than previously thought.

Stokkender parrer seg ofte i vannet, der det ofte skjer at flere hanner kommer løpende for å være med

Rough sex in Duckburg

Ducks are no lovebirds. To call their sex life unromantic would be quite an understatement. If you take a close look at the nest of a mallard duck, you will often find that it contains eggs fertilized by more than one male. So it seems that finding the right father of Duckburg’s Huey, Dewey and Louie could prove a difficult task.

Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, Marianne Fyhn og Gaute Einevoll

Modeling the brain as an electrochemical machine

Today, electroencephalography (EEG) is used to survey the brain of patients with as diverse illnesses as epilepsy, sleep disorders, eating disorders and coma. Researchers at the University of Oslo aim to improve EEG by modeling the human brain as an electrochemical machine.

Anders Krabberød ved Institutt for biovitenskap

New insight from the wonderful world of radiolaria

Anders K. Krabberød had been stooping over his microscope for hours, looking for a tiny radiolarian rascal by the name of Sticholonche zanclea, and was close to giving up. Suddenly, Kate Bush appeared in his headphones, singing «Don’t give up». Krabberød continued and found the rascal – and showed that this is a really useful creature.