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Women not very involved in politics on Facebook

Researchers has looked into what 20 million users like on Facebook. Its conclusion is that men are interested in politics, women in the environment. Young Norwegian women are among the least involved in civic affairs in the world.

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon. They identified the gene and revealed its secret.

Healthier indoor climate for heavy industry

A dust extraction unit that exploits the laws of nature has made the indoor climate in a Norwegian industrial plant 75 percent cleaner.

More colorectal cancer in Norway than elsewhere in Europe


While fewer Norwegians are dying from colorectal cancer now than twenty years ago, other countries have done a better job in cutting mortality from the disease.

We live longer – but with illness and pain

We are living longer than ever, but with more years of chronic illness and pain. Shouldn’t health care authorities focus more on curing these chronic illnesses?

Fat or too heavy?

The words that doctors use to discuss weight with their patients have an effect on the doctor-patient relationship. A Norwegian study gives clues as to the best and worst words to use.

The challenge of keeping everything charged

Can the power grid support the rapid increase in electric cars and buses? Hydrogen may be an important wild card in the power equation.

What can genetic testing tell us?

You can now order personal genetic tests online for under USD 200. But can they tell you if your child will be a whiz at school or a soccer star?

Behind-the-scenes look at Norway’s US$1.6 billion rainforest initiative

An unusual convergence of political and environmental interests led Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to promise billions from Norway to protect rainforests at UN climate conference.

Kon Tiki 2 sets sail

Two balsa rafts have sailed from Lima, Peru for the Easter Island. In six weeks the expedition will return after a trip of more than 5000 nautical miles. The rafts are equipped for full scale oceanographic research and the first attempt in our time to show how ancient mariners sailed the Pacifics.