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More efficient employees without a commanding boss?

A rapidly-changing world requires new management styles and organisational designs. Don't just tell the employees what to do - rather, help them to work better among themselves.

Stopping violence at emergency wards

Doctors and nurses should be conscious of how they behave towards patients to avoid being attacked. Some patients at the emergency ward make threats or act violently if they feel insulted.

Evolution in real time on Bear Island

Researchers tracked the northern-most freshwater fish over an entire year with surprising results.

Don't blame the deer for ticks

Cases of the tick-borne Lyme disease have increased in recent years, but this cannot be explained solely by the increasing population of deer.

Most surgical meniscus repairs are unnecessary

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.

Shelved fossil was a Svalbard jewel

The fossil was originally found on Spitzbergen, the largest island of Svalbard, in 1962. Fifty years later it was rediscovered amongst uncatalogued material in the storage shelves of the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum.

Red meat not such a bad thing to eat?

A Norwegian study indicates that the iron in red meat might represent a smaller risk for colon cancer than believed. Surprisingly for many, polyunsaturated fats can also create harmful substances in the intestines.

Researchers who endorse miracle cures

There’s no shortage of advertisements that promise quick and easy weight loss- and that cite studies to back up their claims. How is this research done?

Getting the full picture on greenhouse gases

A new project aims to understand greenhouse gas emissions - literally from the ground up.

Scientists grow bacteria that breathe greenhouse gases

Increasing amonts of the lesser known greenhouse gas nitrous oxide in the atmosphere, could become a problem. But researchers are developing new ways of dealing with the emissions.