Science and environmental writer

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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Science Nordic: Nansen's legacy lives on 120 years after polar adventure

Fridtjof Nansen’s 120-year old research results still influence polar science today. The Norwegian Polar Institute even hopes to follow in Nansen’s footsteps by freezing their own research vessel into the Arctic ice. 13 June 2013

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Recycling aluminium, one can at a time | ScienceNordic

Recycling aluminium, one can at a time | ScienceNor...

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Frozen in the ice - polar research then and now | ScienceNordic

Fridtjof Nansen’s bold foray into the Arctic 120 years ago is a classic tale of polar adventure and exploration. But the oceanographic information Nansen brought back continues to influence polar science today.

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From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize

Two neuroscientists in Norway started their research in a university bomb shelter, and then went on to build a world-class laboratory and win the Nobel Prize....

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Good news for the polar bear

The level of harmful chemicals in the blood of polar bears has declined dramatically in the last decade, new study shows....

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A long healthy life with exercise

Exercise is good for you. But can it help you live longer and better?...

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Exercise at home is as good as in the lab

Cardiac patients benefit from home-based high intensity training without needing the support of technicians or sophisticated equipment....

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Celebrity ice

A colliding block of ice has caught the interest of Discovery Channel....

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A village of neuroscientists

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Nobel laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser have spent the last two decades building a village of neuroscientists, molecular biologists, physicists and anatomists – whose different and complementary skills are key to the goal of unlocking the secrets of how the brain actually computes....

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Thwarting invaders

A new method can predict potential environmental risks from invasive species such as the Burmese python....

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Flies and mosquitoes dominate the Svalbard archipelago

Global climate change is expected to cause major alterations in the years to come to the arctic ecosystems on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. These environmental changes will most likely be detected early through changes in the insect fauna....

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A third industrial revolution for Norway?

Norway’s wealth and prosperity over the last four decades has been built on oil, but will Norway now move towards a greener future that relies on renewable energy, shared transport and ultra-efficient housing?...

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Finding tomorrow’s military leaders

Psychologists are studying how the Norwegian military selects tomorrow’s officers. Here, hopeful candidates have to crawl through the mud, help the injured and avoid mines. But is that the best way to identify good leaders?...

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Norwegians more tolerant of illegal wolf shooting

Sweden has ten times more wolves than Norway, yet Norwegians are less tolerant of wolves in the wild and are more likely to accept illegal shooting of the animals....

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An in-trawl camera for fish

A cod swims right past the camera. These images could make it easier to set fishing quotas....