Roe from haddock, a marine cold water species, has a dramatic response to oil pollution and among a varying list of injuries can develop a very deformed cranium at the larval stage. The response is more dramatic than previously detected in both freshwater and saltwater fish comfortable at slightly greater temperatures.
The last decades the disease Lyme borreliosis that is spread by ticks has been increasing, but this increase cannot be explained by the increasing deer population only.
The coming four years, the University of Oslo is spending NOK 100 millions on a big innovation project. The project will be organized in two innovation clusters.
– We have to pave the way for non-commercial research on language technology. It is a too important field to be left alone to the computer industry, says Professor Stephan Oepen at the University of Oslo.
At the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at UiO scientists are working like detectives in their effort to decipher images taken by Planck.
How do you define a species? To non-biologists this might sound like the most basic and most obvious of all questions. Yet, there are few matters that stir up more intense discussions between scientists.
Have you ever wondered how our power grid works? If it isn't part of your job, you probably haven't.
If you have an unusually pretty cat and dream about cloning it one day, you might as well stop dreaming. Two cats with the exact same gene pool can actually look totally different.
A decrease in permafrost (cryotic soil) will follow climate change and a rise in temperature. This could have serious consequences. We might see an increase in greenhouse gasses, a greater possibility of landslides and live under the threat of monster waves.
Was a giant wave involved in the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige off the Spanish coast? We don't know, but there have been speculations on the possibility of a giant wave due to a phenomenon called crossing sea. Norwegian researchers have participated in a project to estimate the probability of a giant wave.