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Russia: The Unhappy People

It has been said that it is hard for a foreigner to capture the Russian soul. The Russian melancholy is a collective feeling of loss and heavy burdens.

Foreign investors stimulate the Norwegian economy

Foreign investors provides Norwegian listed companies with access to cheaper capital, according to new study.

Should dogs be neutered?

It is against the law to neuter dogs in Norway, while in the USA nearly all male dogs are castrated. What is preferable practice for the dogs - and their owners?

Testing nasal vaccine for HIV treatment

Researchers are working to find out whether a HIV vaccine developed by a Norwegian biotech company can be administered nasally.

Pictures from Amundsen’s South Pole adventures

Fascinating photos reveal the harsh but beautiful surroundings of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s 100-year-old expedition to the South Pole.

From poison to palatable

Every night millions of people go to bed hungry. New genetic technology can help us feed the world by making inedible seeds more edible.

Smarter prostheses using iPhone technology

Simple, cheap microtechnology paves the way for a new generation of prostheses.

Growing bones from seaweed

Artificial hips would not be quite so artificial, if researchers succeed in developing living bone mass.

The unknown right to refuse research

Is it okay for you that research is done on your biological material? In Norway patients have the option to refuse. But then they must get their names on a registry that can’t afford to inform the public of its existence.

HIV-specialists in high demand in Zambia

In a country struggling with an extreme HIV epidemic, the University of Zambia is educating neuropsychologists to deal with the huge demand for professionals.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.