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I've been a science writer for 30 years, first at a newspaper and now freelance. My work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

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A village of neuroscientists | Gemini.no

There’s a proverb – the origins of which are hotly disputed – that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” You could almost say the same thing about groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience, if NTNU’s Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience/Centre for Neural Computation (KI/CNC) is any example. 3 Dec. 2014

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Urban mines of tomorrow

Today's cities are full of metals that we can't afford not to recycle.

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Serengeti road divides biologists | Gemini.no

Will a road across the northern tier of Serengeti National Park ruin it?

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Csrving up the global carbon pie in a new way

When negotiators come to Paris this December to discuss a binding and universal agreement on controlling climate change, they have to know how much each country contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions problem. A new method offers the best hope yet for accurately accounting for these emissions by providing the right incentives and assigning fair responsibilities.

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Secrets of the High North | Gemini.no

The Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard offers scientists the chance to investigate some of the most intriguing – and perplexing – puzzles facing the high north.

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A Third Industrial Revolution for Norway | Gemini.no

Norway’s wealth and prosperity over the last four decades has been built on oil, but Jeremy Rifkin, a futurist and social and economic thinker, says it’s time for the country to change. 2 Feb. 2015

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The secret life of the sea trout | Gemini.no

Armed with special acoustic tags, a team of researchers is following 50 individual fish for as long as seven months to learn more about their life – and death — in Norwegian fjords.

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From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize | Gemini.no

From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize | G...

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Norges tredje industrielle revolusjon

Jeremy Rifkin, rådgiver for EU og flere av Europas ledere, har følgende å si om Norges oljereserver: «La dem være under bakken»....

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Han overlevde konsentrasjonsleirene

Haakon Sørbye spionerte på tyskerne, men ble tatt. 95 år gammel forteller han sin historie fra konsentrasjonleirene....

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Putting RFID technology to work

From Finnish hockey players to London double-decker buses to rhino horns, the humble RFID chip is hard at work. New software can help companies harness the power of this tiny technology....

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The Nobel Dance

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Nobel laureate and NTNU Professor May-Britt Moser was full of joy when she learned she had won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with her husband, Edvard Moser, and their former mentor, John O’Keefe....

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Turning humble seaweed to biofuel

A Norwegian research group has been able to achieve bio-oil yields of 79% from a common kelp. Other researchers working with the same species have yields closer to 20%. The secret is to heat the kelp very quickly and bring it to the right temperature within seconds....

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Liten brikke kan gjøre stor forskjell

Det finske hockeylaget har brukt dem til å spore spillernes bevegelser. Busser i London bruker dem for å overvåke dekktrykket. Den namibiske regjeringen har festet dem til neshorn-horn i kampen mot krypskyttere. Små RFID-brikker brukes til så mangt....

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Celebrity ice

Not since the Titanic has a block of ice been quite so famous. In early June, Discovery Channel Canada came to NTNU's Structural Impact Laboratory (SIMLab) to watch ice researchers from NTNU's Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology programme use a giant machine to simulate what happens when a ship...