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Nerve fibres’ secrets revealed

Nerve fibres, which transmit impulses from neurons, play a key role in the nervous system. Until now, no-one knew how they formed.

Children’s sleep and mental health are interrelated

Scientists have found a clear correlation between sleep problems and psychiatric problems in children.

Everyone needs to help keep society safe

We expect police to take the lead in keeping streets safe. But a new book says parents, teachers, social workers and others should play a much bigger role in preventing crime.

Calves need more motherly care

Calves are usually separated from cows right after birth. A new study indicates that they should get more time with their mothers.

More research on immigrants than national minorities

Researchers have access to statistical data on immigrants that don’t exist for Norway’s national and indigenous minorities.

Does society unravel as women pack up and leave?

Female labour migrants are criticised for abandoning their children in their home country. This stigma does not affect male migrants.

Clay can be used for carbon capture

Ordinary clay can be as good as more advanced materials for capturing carbon dioxide.

What do you do when extreme weather destroys your home?

Researchers are studying how Norwegian communities are tackling climate change and extreme weather events.

The mystery of a deeply gouged Viking shield

This gouge may be the result of a successful parry. The viking who owned the shield was on a journey, probably to Eastern Europe.

Legacy more important than the enterprise

Titles such as "Sir" or "Dame" are so alluring for CEOs that they willingly sacrifice corporate profits.