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First graders can read like experts

With a little help, six-year-olds can read texts in the same way as adult literary scholars.

Conservative seabirds in a squeeze

Seabirds don’t like changes. This trait can kill them.

Norway's mountain landscape has changed dramatically

It’s easy to think that the Norwegian mountains have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. New research reveals that people and animals have affected the landscape far more than you might have guessed.

"Star Wars" helmet for detecting concussion

A new system has been developed to make it easier to assess and treat potential head traumas at an earlier stage.

How can we combat cyber crime?

A group of researchers are aiming to shed new light on how legislation can be used to stop these criminals.

How courts protect human rights by comparing cases

Courts around the world play an important role in protecting human rights in constantly changing circumstances. Frequently, they do so by citing and engaging with each other’s decisions – a phenomenon that has been coined ‘judicial dialogue’.

An artificial pancreas is in the works

People with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections or pumps to survive. Norwegian researchers are racing to create an artificial pancreas that would revolutionize the way this disease is treated.

Live normally despite a hole in heart

Children born with a hole in the wall between heart chambers are often viewed as sickly or feeble. But a new study shows that kids with this relatively common congenital heart defect are just as healthy as other children. A researcher claims we are doing them a disservice by pathologising them.

Immigrant women fall out of the labour market

A part-time job does not necessarily mean long-term success for integration into working life. Many immigrant women fall out of the labour market after being employed for a while.

They raise their sons to become better men in order to ensure equality for their daughters

Norwegian-Pakistani mothers who never got the chance to realise their ambitions on the job market have other plans for their own daughters. This affects the way they raise their sons.

How to avoid insulting co-workers in other countries

Irritation, frustration and misunderstandings can arise when employees in Norwegian companies communicate with colleagues abroad. Poor English can cause more confusion than cultural differences, according to a Norwegian researcher.