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How our gut influences our health

Why gut bacteria are essential for a healthy immune system.

Do scientists study the right cancer cells?

Runaway cells mean that scientists have drawn conclusions from the wrong cell line.

Optical computers light up the horizon

Moore’s Law is dead: long live the laser!

What's the (dark) matter?

We don’t know what it looks like, and can’t even be certain it exists. Welcome to the frustrating and fascinating world of dark matter.

Diversity leads to greater social coherence and well-being

Diversity makes us all more open-minded, both in our communities and at work.

No new drugs for Alzheimer's disease in 15 years

But hope is on the horizon that new drugs will emerge soon. Here is what the ongoing clinical trials have in store.

When is trust bad for us?

The paradox of trust: Research suggests that trust at work can lead to exclusion and stress among colleagues.

The biggest status symbol in the Nordic Iron Age was a goose

Poultry was all you needed to signal your status.

'Stay away from Allan, or you die'

A new research project examines threatening messages as a genre and the linguistic features characteristic of different types of threats.

How your brain decides whether to run or walk

Two centres in the brain decide when you should walk or run.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.