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She stutters, but hardly anyone knows it

Berit Løkken belongs to a rare type of stutterers that you might never have heard of.

A preference for casual sex increases risk of harassment

Adolescents who are open to casual sex are more often involved in sexual harassment – both as victims and as perpetrators.

Caught in the mesh: Scandinavian bears in the road network

Recent research shows that roads pose resistance to movements in Swedish bear populations.

Getting rid of depression by changing how you think

A thought is a thought. It does not reflect reality. New research shows that learning how to ruminate less on thoughts and feelings has a positive effect for individuals with depression.

Underachieving boys, or clever girls?

Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they mature.

Driverless busses coming to a street near you

Tests are underway in Stavanger, but new laws have to be drafted and passed before self-driving busses can actually take to the streets. The Norwegian Government will probably give them the green light this year.

Norwegians impolite? Forget it!

Norwegians don’t smile to people on the bus or ask strangers how they are doing. Very impolite, say some. "We leave people alone. That is Norwegian politeness," says researcher.

Antibiotics may help with intense back pain

A Norwegian study will research whether bacteria are responsible for some types of back pain.

We see through bosses who fake it

Do you think your manager is genuine, or do you think they’re faking it? The difference could be pivotal to a company’s success.

Pictures of hosts may be decisive in Airbnb bookings

Photos of your rental or good feedback from customers are not enough to seal the deal on Airbnb. One of the most decisive factors for potential customers is a nice picture of the person who is renting out their place.