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Teaching students to go easier on themselves

A two-week long course on self-compassion made university students less depressed and improved their mental health.

Self-Discipline vs. Motivation in Sports

To succeed as an athlete you need both strong discipline and a lot of motivation – but what is more important?

Breakdancing is more than just a dance

In Oslo, breakdancers come from all over the world. The community serves as an important arena for integration, according to a recent doctoral study.

Two new sites found with Stone Age art

“The finding of several sites shows that the rock art was probably more common than we figured and it was linked to settlements,” says Jan Magne Gjerde, who discovered the figures.

Dad becomes leader, mum becomes mum

A new study shows that the gender gap within management increases after couples have their first child.

Diversity supports healthy economies and democracy

High cultural and ethnic diversity can contribute to more democratic societies with better economic management.

Are soccer roars self-amplifying?

Does the volume double when two persons yell together? A reader has questions about the hoots and hollers of the crowd at his local football stadium.

Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

New research shows that human hunting makes bears change their eating patterns.

What do we do with boys who can’t read?

Boys are much worse at reading than girls. The disparities have been quite consistent over 15 years. New insights may give hope – if they’re put to use.

The enigma of early Norwegian iron production

Ancient Norwegians made top-quality iron. But where did the knowledge to make this iron come from? An NTNU professor emeritus may have solved this riddle.