Syndicate content

Norway

Politics blend with art in modern protest on old chinese platter

New and old, politics and art meet when potter Paul Scott states his protest against the arrest of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei.

Blind-friendly vending machine

With audio feedback and simple gestures on a touch screen, ticket vending machines can now also be used by the blind and the visually impaired.

Nasty nasal parasite

A parasite found in a reindeer’s nose 25 years ago may not be the most appealing creature to most people, except for scientists.

Analogue text still the best learning tool

Old fashioned printed text on paper gave best results in a new study of learning tools, but multimedia tools also proved effective. Schools need to know more about the different learning tools, says researcher.

Sober up with LSD

Forty years ago, LSD was used in the treatment of alcoholics - with good results. Perhaps it’s time to look at it again?

Immigrant children succeed when they're employed

Although second-generation immigrants in Norway are less likely to get a job, they do not seem to face disadvantages once they’ve been employed.

Mediation doesn't solve domestic violence problems

When parents decide to split up, mediation sometimes conceals problems rather than solving them.

How do we train our sense of smell?

You can boost your olfactory powers − but your nose won’t be changing.

Urban Norway on the rise

Norway’s urban regions continue to grow steadily. Yet these regions are receiving little attention from the government and are rarely represented in public administrative documents or legislation.

Terror victims will get research protection

Norwegian authorities want to minimise future trauma for victims of the massacre on 22 July last year by coordinating all research on the terrorist attacks through a national body.