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This is what city living does to birds

City life is notoriously stressful, altering hormone levels and taking its toll on the immune system. Now, new research in birds suggests it might accelerate the aging process as well. To investigate how an urban upbringing influences aging, researchers fostered …

John-Arne Røttingen named Research Council’s new Director General

Today, John-Arne Røttingen was officially appointed as the new Director General of the Research Council of Norway. Dr Røttingen will be coming from his current position as Executive Director of the domain for Infection Control and Environmental Health at the …

Violence puts women in their place

In order to say anything about gender and violence – apart from counting the number of men and women who abuse or are being abused – we need to look at the meaning behind the violence, according to the Norwegian …

Action recognition without mirror neurons

When someone stands opposite us and purposefully raises their arm to make some kind of movement, our brain asks itself whether they intend to attack us or, perhaps, simply greet us. Scientists from the Department of Human Perception, Cognition and …

Black hole in a lonely galaxy

The most massive black holes are not confined to the highest density regions in the universe. An international team of astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, the USA, and Canada analysed observations from a survey of massive …

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