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Exceptional Stone Age Norwegian excavated

An 8,000-year-old human skeleton is now undergoing meticulous analysis. It’s extremely rare for such old human remains to be found in the Nordic countries because much of the region was covered in a crushing sheet of ice until 9,000 - 10,000 years ago.

Youth grow more politically active – but vote like mum and dad

Teenagers and young adults are starting to get involved in politics again. But they aren’t radical like they were in the 1960s.

Researchers help municipalities prevent terrorism

Radicalism and violent extremism have become a problem for some Norwegian municipalities. But many communities do not know what to do.

Stone phalluses and ancient fertility cults

Fertility cults were common throughout Europe in pre-Christian times, and Norway also still has signs of them.

Younger kids benefit most from treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

The effect of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) hinges on when it is given. Therapy works best on children aged 7 to 11.

Fishing vessel transformed into a wave power plant

Is it possible for a redundant fishing vessel to be used as a power plant? Absolutely. The first vessel of its kind is now anchored offshore in Norway, with the aim of generating electricity from the natural forces of the sea.

Predicting a safe lifetime for risers

More than 90 percent of Brazil’s petroleum reserves are found in deep water or ultra-deep water areas offshore. Researchers want to improve the lifespan and safety of a key component used to exploit these deep water reserves.

Online computer games force women into the closet

Women conceal their gender in order to avoid harassment in the gaming community and in the outside world.

Mysterious object found in a Stone Age settlement in Norway

Was this a tool? Was it used for decoration? The experts do not understand the purpose of the 6,000 year old object from the Neolithic period.

A new twist in understanding the brain’s maps

The brain’s GPS would be worthless if it simply contained maps of our surroundings that were not aligned to the real world. Now we know how this is done.