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Northern nature under stress

High northern latitudes are increasingly exposed to the combination of extreme winter climate and deposition of long-distance dispersed nitrogen pollution. These combined pressures may over time drive changes in plant composition and carbon uptake.

Putting piano music from Schubert’s time under the microscope

Nowadays, Schubert’s music sounds differently compared to 200 years ago. To find out why, the body language of pianists is now being analysed.

Third-graders write faster on tablets

A study conducted in two Norwegian primary schools shows that children write considerably faster on computer tablets than on paper.

Spring is arriving earlier

Around the globe, leaves are popping and fruit trees are blooming earlier than before. Norwegian records show that the temperature in mid-May is about one degree higher today than it was 40 years ago.

The Norwegian who inspired Darwin

A Norwegian who spent time on the Galápagos Islands may have changed the history of biology.

Orkney Islanders are 25 percent Norwegian

Over 1,000 years after the Vikings arrived, native Orkney Islanders are still genetically a quarter Norwegian.

The Viking’s grave and the sunken ship

See a Viking’s grave or travel to the ocean floor. New technology allows archaeologists to easily map excavation sites in 3D.

Smokeless tents

From next summer cruise tourists taking excursions in Norway to sample Sami culture can look forward to an even more pleasant experience in the traditional lavvo tents.

The hotel industry - a job trap for non-native speakers

Applicants with immigrant backgrounds can easily get a job at a hotel. But the industry needs to develop better inter-departmental strategies to support career development.

More cycling with e-bikes

According to a new study, electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often. The effect is best on women.