New method for detecting melanoma

Cancer in moles is not always easy to see with the naked eye. By analysing images, a new computer program can detect cancerous moles automatically.

Stressed-out salmon get sick

Long-lasting stress in farmed salmon makes them more susceptible to diseases. Researchers have now found a simple and reliable method for measuring stress in fish so that it is easier to take action if needed.

Getting to know more about sun storms

A violent solar eruption can disrupt the Earth’s magnetic field, which in turn can interfere with power grids. In Washington, the White House is making contingency plans – as is the electrical power sector in Norway.

Exercise to combat metabolic syndrome

A landmark study from back in 2008 showed that interval training and a high pulse rate two to three times a week are more effective than weight loss and moderate exercise every day in controlling metabolic syndrome.

Jellyfish invaders: Trondheim Fjord in transition

Jarle Mork has spent the last 40 years of his career studying Trondheim Fjord and its finned inhabitants. Warmer waters and the arrival of new creatures are bad news for the fjord’s cod population, he says. But other fishing practices are problematic, too.