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Children with weak language skills less likely to play with other children

When toddlers have poor language skills, they can also have social problems, according to new research.

Unique Middle Age tapestry gives insight into medieval times

Norwegian churches in the Middle Ages were decorated with embroidered tapestries that told Bible stories almost like a comic series. The Høylandet tapestry is the only one of its kind that has survived the march of time.

Tips for people who want to start training — and stick with it

Be patient, find an activity you think is fun, don’t start off too hard at the beginning, and remember why you wanted to start exercising in the first place. Those are among researchers’ suggestions for those who want to make exercise a habit.

Female leaders are catching up with their male colleagues

In Norway, two in three managers are still men. But researchers think this gender gap will close in one generation.

Chickens do best when they can play, climb and bathe

Chickens play more if they grow up in a varied environment with hay bales to peck at, boxes to climb onto and bedding in which to dust bathe. They become more active and build stronger bones, according to a new study.

The future North Atlantic takes up more carbon than previously expected

Efficient carbon pathway to the deep ocean allows for a strong future uptake, new study shows.

Cancer survivors find going back to work tough

Regardless of their background and occupation, survivors felt that they started working too soon after finishing treatment. But workplace adaptations can help ease the transition.

Bladder cancer more often fatal for women

Women are diagnosed at a more advanced stage of the disease, when the cancer is more likely to have spread, according to a Norwegian study.

Gut bacteria flora linked to chronic heart failure

A new Norwegian study has found that chronic heart failure patients lack important microbiota in their intestinal tracts.

East African farmers are positive to GMOs

Imagine the despair you would feel if your crops were destroyed. Perhaps due to drought, an aggressive plant disease or pests, or nutrient deficient soil? And back at home you have many hungry mouths to feed.