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The typical Norwegian solar heating system owner is a man in his mid-fifties

He is resourceful, technically skilled, wants to save money and protect the environment.

Raising Norwegian university rankings

Norway’s leading universities trail behind those of its Nordic neighbours in international rankings. But bigger budgets alone will not lift them up the charts.

Plastic solar cells see the light of day

In the future, you may be able to buy solar cells for your roof from a roll, by the metre.

Short commutes enable women to work full time

In order to manage a full time job it is necessary for women to have short distances between home, work, kindergarten and the supermarket.

Older teens tackle divorces adeptly

Today’s adolescents generally excel at taking care of one another. Researchers think such empathy and friendship is helping them come to grips with parents’ divorces.

High risk of suicide attempts among patients with schizophrenia

One out of two schizophrenia patients has hurt him- or herself or tried to commit suicide. A new study has identified risk factors, and they turn out to be different for women and men.

The Nordic region could reap the benefits of a warmer climate

A warmer climate will pose a challenge to agriculture, fisheries and forestry in the Nordic region. But the region will also experience changes that may lead to increased sustainability and growth in production.

The Norwegian constitution: from autocracy to democracy

When the Norwegian constitution was adopted in 1814, it represented a dramatic break from the absolute monarchy and aristocratic privilege of the past.

Scientists shock cod to gauge pain

Tests on Atlantic cod could lead to a discovery of whether fish simply react to harmful stimuli or actually feel pain much as we do.

Ships without skippers

Researchers believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew.