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When Earth’s first organisms were formed, it may have been in an ice cold ocean. New research, published in Science Advances, indicates that both land and ocean were much colder than previously believed.
Researchers at the University of Bergen (UiB) have identified PET scanning as an effective tool for improved oil production and CO2 storage.
Nils Halberg heads a research group to find out how obesity is connected to cancer.
Professor Stefan Koelsch looks at how we make predictions and how the brain responds if our predictions are wrong.
By using information gathered by satellites, a group of biologists have developed a new method for measuring ecosystem sensitivity to climate variability.
According to a Norwegian study of male cancer patients diagnosed under the age of 25, many male cancer patients have problems reproducing. The researchers hope this new knowledge may contribute to changing future treatment of male cancer patients.
An expedition of international scientists has recovered mantle rocks from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The rocks show signs of early life on Earth and the scientists hope to find more pieces in the puzzle to know more about the origin of life.
Where does the acoel flatworm belong in the tree of life? Biologists have discussed this question for the last 20 years. Now Andreas Hejnol and his colleagues at the Sars Centre believe they have found the answer. The results are published in Nature.
Our early ancestors, Homo sapiens, managed to evolve and journey across the earth by exchanging and improving their technology. Research from the University of Bergen shows that cultural interaction has been vital to the rise of humankind.
According to Professor Hans Munthe-Kaas, the science of mathematics is like climbing a mountaintop and discovering new landscapes. He is now in the final round for an ERC Advanced Grant.
Smoking mothers, respiratory infections and the date you were born contribute to determine how fast your lungs are aging.
Humans release approximately 73 litres of intestinal gas a year and according to Professor Trygve Hausken, there is no reason to hold back a fart.
The UNESCO Chair will focus on Sustainable Heritage and Environmental Management, Nature and Culture.
A new computer lab represents UiB’s and Bergen Research Foundation’s biggest investments in on infrastructure in social sciences ever. This will make UiB one of the most interesting places for social sciences in Europe, says Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, leader of the project.
In almost 70 per cent of cases concerning children being taken from their parents and who are in foster-care, the children’s voices are more or less absent in written decisions.
Children of mothers with diseases like asthma or arthritis have up to eighty per cent higher risk of developing ADHD.
A dream of the UiB´s climate researchers is about to come true. The rehabilitation of the new headquarters for climate research in Bergen has started.
Patients with diabetes often have poor oral health. Hasaan Mohamed is the first researcher to investigate this connection among diabetes patients in Sudan.