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Did you know that approximately 25% of Oslo people are foreign?
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Parasitology Diary: Things you did not know you wanted to know
What´s your first thought when I am telling you the word “parasite”? Small things crawling everywhere? A scenario directly from a Hollywood horror movie with aliens? In reality, we are far from it, or are we? The challenge during this presentation is to change your vision about parasites. Not that they can`t be seen as scary or disgusting, but why these aspects of them can actually be so interesting. No matter what we do, they will be still here, so how about learning more about them?
Universitet i Oslo
Climate change and changing lakes in Norway
Have you been swimming in a lake around Oslo this summer? Is so, you might have noticed that the water was not exactly transparent, rather yellowish, because of its high concentration of organic matter. And it is likely to become even browner in the future. This is a visible sign of how climate change will impact Norway in the coming decades. How will the snow, the vegetation and the precipitation patterns disturb the balance of aquatic ecosystems in the future? And how will these changes impact us in turn?
Universitet i Oslo
The Svalbard Archipelago offers the most complete record of the geological history of Norway preserved as various rock units from 3.0 Ga to a few thousand years ago. Recent geological work has shown that the Earth’s crust beneath the Archipelago is transected by several kilometers thick and thousands of kilometers long networks of cracks. These large cracks are thought to have formed ca. 600 million years ago and to have remained dormant for the past 50 million years. However, recent geological events, such as earthquakes and greenhouse gas seepage, suggest that these sleeping giants might be gradually awaking.