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The welfare state boosts capitalism

"Welfare state arrangements work well in combination with capitalist competition," says economics professor.

Has Shabaab been weakened for good?

OPINION: The answer is 'yes' and 'no', according to Norwegian researcher.

Changing the world by changing social norms

Political initiatives have failed to solve the big global problems such as biodiversity depletion, growing resistance to antibiotics and climate change. However, politics may be able to turn vicious circles into virtuous ones, by helping to effect changes to social norms.

Growing Norwegian weeds on international space station

A Windows update on the space station created a crisis moment for a Norwegian experiment on cultivating plants in space. followed events from NTNU’s CIRiS control room.

Walnuts are fruits, not nuts - but does it matter?

Biologists shy away from the term vegetables and they consider bananas to be berries. Why do they use other names than the rest of us?

Ultrasound detects high cranial pressure

An anatomical discovery, combined with Norwegian ultrasound technology, is about to save lives and prevent brain damage.

Show your fingers to a neuroscientist

By comparing your index and ring fingers, a neuroscientist can tell if you are likely to be anxious, or if you are likely to be a good athlete.

Farmed salmon with lice prefer the deep

At night, salmon with heavy lice infestations swim deeper than the rest of the shoal. For the first time, this shows that salmon might have a natural behaviour that prevents new sea lice infestations.

DNA evidence is not always foolproof

DNA testing has become more and more precise, and tests can now be conducted on tiny bits of material from the crime scene. But DNA testing has its —mostly human—weaknesses.

Bumblebees show social learning

VIDEO: When one bumblebee learned to get hold of the sugar water it taught others the trick.