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  • trondh-torsvik350px Titan-intervju med T.H. Torsvik June 21, 2017 10:49 AM

    Arthur Holmes' medalje, UiOs forskningspris, Nansen-heder. Prestisjetunge priser hagler over Trond Torsvik, en av verdens ypperste forskere innen geofag. Men tilfeldigheter gjorde at han ble interessert i geofysikk. Les mer i dybdeintervjuet på

  • aswin-sekhar-ny Abelprisen viser den kongelige norske arven i dronningen av vitenskapene May 26, 2017 8:28 AM

    Forsker Aswin Sekhar forteller: Norges kongefamilie, politikere og Vitenskapsakademi er unike i sin støtte til utviklingen og blomstringen av de ypperste nivåer av matematikk i verden. Les på


  • cities Global mean sea level rise accelerates faster than previously thought June 21, 2017 9:50 AM

    Across the globe, sea level has been rising for decades, but we don’t know how fast. Researchers have now analyzed tide gauge data and reconstructed global mean sea level since 1902. Their record yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but similar high rates of about 3.1 mm/yr as observed from independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades.

  • hawaiian-bend-507 The mind-bending mystery of the Hawaiian-Emperor Bend June 15, 2017 1:11 PM

    The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic island chain in the NW Pacific Ocean is well known for its peculiar 60o bend. The cause for this bend has been heavily debated for decades. In a new article published in Nature Communications, a group of scientists from the University of Oslo, GFZ Potsdam, and Utrecht University now definitely demonstrate that to form the observed bend requires an abrupt change in the motion of the Pacific tectonic plate, while southward drift of the mantle plume that has sourced the chain since ~80 Ma is required to explain its entire 2000 km length.

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