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Video: Understanding climate change in Greenland

During the summer of 2014 lecturers from the University of Bergen and colleagues from North America, brought a group of international PhD students to the remote town of Qeqertarsuaq in Greenland to study the dynamics of global warming at first hand.

First image of an irritable bowel

Just a few years ago many in the medical profession thought that the common intestinal malady irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was psychological – with its origins in the head, not the gut.

Plant based vaccines are medicine of the future

Norwegian researchers are trying to develop a life saving vaccine against dengue fever, which is currently hitting Asia hard with some of the worst outbreaks for decades.

Super-rich rarely start from scratch

The most prosperous business tycoons in Norway have usually had well-heeled parents. Bulging pockets tend to be a bigger initial asset than visionary talent.

From genetically modified tobacco plants to medicine for Ebola

A commitment to global health and out-of-the box thinking prompted Professor Charles Arntzen to develop a medicine for Ebola from genetically modified tobacco plants.

Creating eco-engines for sustainable shipping

The world’s 15 largest vessels pollute more than all the planet’s cars combined. Researchers are now at work to create engines driven by renewable energy.

Children of immigrants choose gender equality

The Norwegian-Pakistani daughters are raised by stay-at-home mothers in gender traditional homes. But following in their mothers footsteps is not an option. Even after having children, they return to their paid jobs.

Pension assets should be invested in funds

Today's pension system in Norway is unsustainable over time. The solution is to switch to investment in funds.

From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize

Two neuroscientists in Norway started their research in a university bomb shelter, and then went on to build a world-class laboratory and win the Nobel Prize.

OPINION: Re-thinking the Nobel Science Prizes

Yes, Norway needs to focus more on top-quality research. But the growing fixation on prizes prompts the need for a gentle reminder about the meaning of the Nobel Prize. Just what do we actually know about these prizes?

Get a better life: say no

Say NO. Focus on the negative aspects. Repress your emotions. That kind of advice probably does not sound right to a lot of people, but it’s a better idea than following fanatically positive, self-help books, concludes a professor of psychology.