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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.

Elin Sørhus, forsker ved CEES og Havforskningsinstituttet

Oil pollution a threat to the haddock

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.


You can't blame the deer!

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.

Stephan Oepen

Saving our Nordic languages in the computer age

– 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.

Planck-satelitten og jorda

A glimpse of a new universe?

At the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at UiO scientists are working like detectives in their effort to decipher images taken by Planck.


When a species is no longer a single species

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.