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astronomical discovery 12/10 2016

First binary star with three rotating gas discs observed

A star with a ring of orbiting planets – that is the picture we know from our own solar system and from many of the thousands of exoplanets observed in recent years. But now researchers have discovered a system 400 light years away consisting of a binary star with three rotating gas discs observed around them.

climate change 07/10 2016

As oceans warm, coral reef fish might prefer to move rather than adapt

A group of international scientists has new evidence that coral reef fish – which struggle to adapt to the warmer ocean temperatures brought about by global climate change – may instead opt to relocate to cooler parts of the ocean.

Top Class 30/09 2016

The Carlsberg Foundation's Research Prize 2016 goes to two UCPH researchers

UCPH professors in mathematics and in International Development Law received the Carlsberg Foundation's Research Prize 2016

Climate 19/09 2016

Acidity in atmosphere minimised

Studies of the Greenland ice sheet show that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialisation in the 1930s.

Marine biology 11/08 2016

Greenland sharks live for hundreds of years

The more than 5 meter long Greenland shark is one of the world's largest sharks but also one of the least understood animals. A new method based on carbon-14 dating shows a life expectancy of at least 272 years which making the Greenland shark the oldest of all vertebrate animals known.

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