This year’s winners of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication 2017 were announced yesterday at a press conference in New York. The winner of the science communicator award is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The medal itself will be awarded on 20 June during the Starmus Science Festival in Trondheim.
He was the very first person to walk in space. A rescue team on skis brought him to safety after an emergency landing in the Siberian forest. Now, Alexei Leonov is coming to Trondheim.
Svalbard’s cold climate means that its glaciers are solid and frozen to the ground. This allows for winter travel into unique ice caves that contain plants and material that froze into the glacial ice as it formed.
An enzyme found in many bacteria, including the bacterium that gives us strep throat, has given mankind a cheap and effective tool with which to edit our own genes. This technology, called CRISPR, is also being used to understand how the immune system responds to a viral attack.
Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don’t consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.
Japan is at the forefront of building all kinds of different robots, from industrial machines to robots that look like humans and can talk to us. The only purpose for these humanoid robots is to make us happy.
Forty-three per cent of children at two daycare centres researchers studied had at least one virus in their respiratory tract.
By comparing your index and ring fingers, a neuroscientist can tell if you are likely to be anxious, or if you are likely to be a good athlete.
When one patient received 60 times the normal dose of morphine, and still didn’t notice anything, the doctor called NTNU. Now researchers know why this patient didn’t respond to the pain medication.
One in four women who have been victims of violence as adults is at risk of stopping breastfeeding before the baby is four months old.
People who drink wine, liquor or beer regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than those who rarely or never drink. Three to five drinks a week can be good for your heart.
Midwives need more than fingers to figure out who the C-section candidates are. Small, tablet-sized ultrasound devices may be the key.
Women who take oestrogen supplements from before or at the start of menopause and continue with them for a few years have better preserved brain structure, which may reduce the risk of dementia.
A daily glass of the cultured milk product called Biola for mom while she is pregnant, and during the first months of breastfeeding helps prevent eczema in children up to the age of six.
A new smart mirror containing technology developed by NTNU researchers uses 3D-scanners and cameras to make measurements while you brush your teeth, giving you answers about your health minutes later.
Most teens say that classroom noise, tiredness, and poor ventilation are the reason for their problems. Girls are most affected.
Norwegian breweries have been producing commercial Christmas beer over the last several centuries. Today’s variety of craft-brewed Christmas beers are among the most important brews a brewery can make, says NTNU beer enthusiast Anders Christensen.
But when women got a drop of testosterone under the tongue, several of them were able to orient themselves better in the four cardinal directions.
An offshore wind turbine currently costs twice as much to build as an onshore wind turbine. Truer pricing of environmental costs will help make renewable energy cost-effective.
When almost a third of a hundred members of one family had cancer, or were cured of cancer, researchers began to look for a cancer-causing gene in the family. They found it after fifteen years of genetic testing.
NTNU professor Wenche Aarseth collected information from several hundred project managers who together had done business in 39 countries. These answers gave her a recipe for success for global projects that cross national borders.
After ten weeks of hard workouts on a spinning bike twice a week, a group of women with arthritis found that their joints were less inflamed.
For every life saved from breast cancer by the Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused problems.
He made one of Norway’s first test tube babies. Now Professor Arne Sunde says that the Norwegian Biotechnology Council’s proposal for an egg donation programme in Norway is so poorly conceived that they should have just said no.
Too many people die from infections related to injuries as little as a splinter in their finger. Scientists think the government strategy to address the problems posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is too narrow. Speeding up the development of new antibiotics will only happen when cancer can no longer be treated with modern medicine.
A new report reveals that 76 percent of children and adolescents who live in Norwegian child welfare institutions have serious psychiatric diagnoses. Only 38 percent report that they receive appropriate psychiatric help. One youngster was moved 25 times under the direction of Norway’s Child Welfare Services.
Over half of all infants in the world develop jaundice after birth. Annually over 100,000 infants die as a result of the condition, and increasing numbers of afflicted children are growing up with brain damage
2014 NOBEL PRIZE: When May-Britt Moser accepts the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with her co-laureates Edvard Moser and John O’Keefe, she’ll be wearing a custom-made gala dress created by a designer who until a year ago was a tunnel engineer.
2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Teachers need to recognize students who burn with curiosity and cultivate that inquisitiveness, 2014 Nobel Laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser said Monday in a special panel discussion on Science in Scandinavia organized by the Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm.
2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Edvard and May-Britt Moser finished their Nobel lecture with a music video where NTNU music professors improvised over a Norwegian folk tune. The video was filmed in a dense fog where viewers see the faces of the musicians as they play.
Women who experience abuse from someone they know have an 80 per cent higher chance of developing postpartum depression as women who have never been abused.