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How Norwegians became ocean bathers

Holidays on the coast are now the most popular vacation form in Norway. But Norwegians were late among Europeans to adopt a liking for saltwater, the cries of seagulls and tanned skin.

Norwegian research gets its Code of ethics

It is first and foremost meant to be advisory, but failure to comply with several of the guidelines may violate other laws and regulations.

Supportive mums important for pregnant victims of partner violence

Having a helpful mother is important for most women who themselves become pregnant. She is, however, even more essential for victims of partner violence, researcher believes.

Martian meteorites are over 4 billion years old

A lengthy debate is thus concluded, the scientists claim.

Less stress when work relationships are good

Managers who enjoy a good relationship with their employees, suffer less dangerous stress at work, according to a study of nearly 3000 managers.

Glaciologists luck out with seismograph and video

VIDEO: Against all odds, while researchers helicoptered over Svalbard and filmed a calving glacier, a seismometer recorded the activity. The data they registered can help in detecting calving episodes and understanding the dynamics of glacial activity.

Photo imaging brings new life to missing artwork

Advanced mathematics and colour science can recreate artwork we thought was lost forever.

New research may change how MS is diagnosed

What doctors believed to mark nerve cell death may instead show reparable injury in patients with multiple sclerosis.

New methods for fecal source tracking

Fecal contamination in water is one of the most common reasons for human diseases. Molecular methods can reveal if the contaminants derive from human or animal excreta, and whether they constitute a health risk or not.

Pregnant and puffing on a smoke

Norwegian research shows that one out of four female smokers in Europe continue to smoke cigarettes during their pregnancies. Vivid differences are seen among the European countries in this regard.