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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.

Immigrant parents have different expectations of Norwegian kindergartens

Views on children, play and learning vary greatly between European countries. This also affects kindergarten staff in their day-to-day work, where they deal with children and parents of many different nationalities.

Forest fires tell a 700 year old tale

Dead trees come alive and tell their story on how climate and human activities have shaped our boreal forests during the last 700 years – from the Black Death to present day.

Two-hundred-year old butterflies allow research to take wing

It’s been two centuries since these butterflies have flown in their tropical haunts. But the collection the insects come from played a critical role in establishing the study of entomology in Norway.

Home-based services must be strengthened

The care many adult children provide for their elderly parents interfere with their regular jobs. A new study shows that strengthening home-based services is necessary to avoid that the care-giving efforts of adult children affect their work attendance.

Gender matters in war reporting

Being a journalist in war zones and armed conflicts is becoming increasingly dangerous. Most of the journalists killed in the field are men, but the concern is about the security of their female colleagues.

Flu drugs safe for unborn babies

Pregnant women run a higher risk of getting seriously ill if they catch influenza. A new study shows that new-born infants run no higher risk of harm if their mothers have taken anti-viral medications to ward off flu infections.

Unhealthy waiters make you choose unhealthy food

The waiter’s appearance may determine whether you choose healthy or unhealthy food – without you even being aware of it.

This rock switches colours in an instant

Sodalite deposits are found on South Greenland, Canada, Russia and other countries including Norway, and are famous for their chemical colour tricks.