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Technology that removes CO2 from the atmosphere

You may as well learn the expression “carbon-negative technology”, or Bio-CCS, right away, because it has become a talking point in technological circles.

Social programs fail to aid at-risk youth

Different support services in Norway operate side by side, but lack of communication prevents youth from getting the help they need.

Depression meds almost doubled in last decade for teenage girls

Far more teenagers are now using medications for mental health disorders than ten years ago, a Norwegian study shows. ADHD medication is more prevalent among boys.

The darker side of workouts

Do you exercise to escape from a depressing daily life? If so, think twice next time before putting on those jogging shoes.

The return of the flatworm

Where does the acoel flatworm belong in the tree of life? Biologists have discussed this question for the last 20 years. Now Norwegian researchers believe they have found the answer.

Gamers gain points in English

It might seem like a lot of bang-bang nonsense to parents, but Swedish and Norwegian teens drawn to action and role-play computer games have been found to progress in English.

A wristband and an app for a better back

Are you doing your back exercises correctly? Are you following the plan that your doctor or physiotherapist set up for you? New technology could help you follow up on their advice and adapt the exercises to your needs.

Health by dark chocolate?

You’ve heard the claims — chocolate reduces stress, makes you smarter, prevents cardiovascular disease—and one expert even counts it as a vegetable. What’s the real skinny behind those assertions?

Norwegian law protects those who pollute the Russian coast

Norway does not take responsibility for oil spills that are transported with the ocean currents and hit the northern coast of Russia. Ecosystems may be destroyed as a result.

The plant that went to sea

A long, long time ago one of the planet’s flowering plants did the equivalent of a 180 degree about-face, heading back to sea. Now it will never return to land.