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Can you spot the differences between these cats?

Using algorithms in a computer program, can researchers simulate the processes that happen in our brains when we sift through important and unimportant image information?

Cash's masculine vulnerability

In this in-depth interview, researcher Eirik Askerøi talks about how he interprets the musician Johnny Cash.

Can't agree on harmfullness of GMO maize

A Norwegian study suggested that GMO maize could potentially be harmfull to the environment. But the study was dismissed by the European Food Safety Authority, who claimed the study was flawed.

Do pregnant women really have a special 'glow'?

Expectant women often hear their skin has an exceptional glow. Is this a myth or is pregnancy doing wonders for their skin?

How long are you affected by caffeine?

Some claim they have trouble sleeping if they have had any coffee later than noon. Can caffeine really have that long an effect on the body, or is it all in the mind?

How Norwegians looked at sex offenders 100 years ago

Society's view on sex offenders wasn’t merciful. And if men were unemployed and vagrants to boot, they were regarded as particularly immoral.

Eight strategies behind successful brands

Why do some brands become bestsellers while others bite the dust? Top brands manage to strike a chord in in the public or gratify our “internal snob”.

Risk of reading and writing difficulties can be identified early

Teachers can use certain markers to identify Year One pupils who are at risk of developing reading and writing difficulties, as soon as they start school.

Children exposed to adult radiation levels from CT scans

Research shows that the radiation doses given to children in CT scans in the1990s were significantly higher than today.

Finding mushrooms with your mobile phone

Advanced image recognition can scan the forest floor looking for good mushroom locations. And it’s not just a fantasy, say two Norwegian NTNU students.