Fewer born with genetic predisposition for education

A genetic predisposition towards education seems to also be associated with having fewer children, suggests a new study.

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    People with brain damage can become better at performing multiple tasks by using hypnosis, new studies indicate.
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    Large corporations have started producing organic foods, but American consumers are moving their focus on locally produced food. In Norway people might be too well off for such a revolution.
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    Night work leaves doctors fatigued, uneasy and unfocused, a new hospital survey reveals. Researchers fear these 'hangovers' could affect the patients.
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    Norwegian researchers want to develop new technology and establish observatories in the depths of the Norwegian Sea. Deep Norwegian sea beds are attracting international interest.
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    In a hazardous initial attempt to sabotage the heavy water plant at Rjukan in Norway, 41 young Allied soldiers died. A soldier who was stricken from the roster for this mission, which was aimed at stalling Nazi Germany’s development of an atomic bomb, tells the inside story.
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    Thermal energy is there for the taking in the rock below us if you have the equipment to drill deep enough. Oil producer Norway has the hardware and the know-how, but is there any spark of interest?
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    A family in Norway has had the antlers of Norway’s oldest elk hanging on the wall of their home for over a century.

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