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Warmer winters in Svalbard are not good for plants

The far north is becoming greener. Yet, in part of the Arctic, on Svalbard, we are uncertain about what is happening. Climate change has led to warmer summers, but the winters are also having a negative influence on vegetation.

Is any part of our body cancer proof?

Who has ever heard of heart or spleen cancer? And what about the appendix?

Minority girls in need of a more uniform child welfare system

Do the Norwegian child welfare service succeed in helping young girls from minority backgrounds who experience strong social control and violence at home? Researchers found that measures should be taken to ensure greater knowledge of and trust in the service, aimed at young people.

Norwegian lake hold several thousand year-old secret

People have wandered in the mountains of Gjesdal in the western part of Norway since time immemorial. Archaeologists have discovered a new addition to the site-complex from the Stone Age at the lake Stora Myrvatnet.

High levels of vitamin B12 can increase lung cancer risk

High levels of B12 in the blood are linked to 15 per cent increased risk of lung cancer, according to a major international study. That’s one more reason to stop buying supplements and eat a healthy, varied diet, researchers say.

Regional business sectors need to be more varied

Regions with a varied business sector are better prepared for growth and innovation, concludes a new doctoral thesis from the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder.

Quest to solve global water plant mystery

Mass development of water plants in river and lakes causes headache for researchers and water managers all over the world. New research aims to reveal the causes of the explosive development and identify ecosystem effects of removing the water plants.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.

How well does physiotherapy work? A new database can provide answers

There is very little systematic research on how patients respond to physiotherapy. A new Norwegian database should provide insights into how well treatments work for patients.

Strong increase in Norwegian pay gap

The difference between those who earn the most and the least in Norway has increased, according to new data from Statistics Norway. This increase is clearly greater in the public sector than the private sector.