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Norway prioritises aid to support girls’ education, but forgets the jobs

Can education meet girls’ challenges in development countries? Not on its own, according to researchers behind a new report. They call for more goal-oriented measures to combat inequality.

Thousands of plastic pieces are floating towards the Arctic

Ocean currents carry plastic debris from all over the world towards the Arctic, but we cannot blame it all on others.

School programme tackling child obesity had no effect

A big experimental programme tested out activities that would encourage students to eat healthier and be more active. It had no effect.

Physicists explain: Gravitational Waves

Two scientists talk about how you compute the observational signatures from the birth of the Universe.

Why you should read and train to boost your brain

Exercise and reading create visible changes in the brain, according to research on nuns and rats in luxury cages. The brain can generate new brain cells and neural pathways, offering hope for stroke victims.

No one can "shrug off" bullying at work

A new study punctures the myth that certain people have strong enough mental armour to emerge unscathed from bullying on the job.

Twice as many Norwegian boys as girls start school late

More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.

Will climate change affect Norwegian kelp forests in a positive way?

Climate change, including acidification of the oceans, will likely affect many of the plants and animals in our sea and oceans. Fresh research results indicate that kelp could be favoured by some of the changes.

Are mercury dental fillings really that dangerous?

If mercury is unhealthy for us to eat in fish, why is it okay for it to be in dental amalgam in our mouths?

VR doesn’t measure up to nature

Virtual reality can provide nature experiences for some people, but so far the technology isn’t very satisfactory. “Going for a walk" with VR glasses made study participants cyber sick.