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Dreams of a welfare state

Women in Southern Europe would like to live in a Nordic-style welfare state to improve their opportunities. But the financial crisis has made their dreams less realistic than ever.

Social media changes the role of the journalist

Professional ethics and source criticism are more important than ever for journalists, who are expected to master far more tools and platforms than before.

Fast or slow prostate cancer?

Some types of prostate cancer progress so slowly that the patient never requires treatment. The challenge now is to find out which patients need treatment and which don't.

Cod grow larger with more light

Light conditions affect not only a cod’s puberty, but also its muscular development and ultimately its full size. The search for the optimal growth genes is on.

World’s most claustrophobic lab

Two hundred metres below a Norwegian glacier, researchers take samples while the laboratory melts slowly over their heads.

Public libraries promote inclusion

Loan statistics go down, but more people visit the libraries. In an increasingly multicultural society, libraries are more important than ever before.

With kids in the house, mothers are less satisfied

A mother’s life satisfaction and relationship satisfaction goes downhill in the first years following pregnancy and birth, according to a new study of more than 67,000 women.

Vaccine against pancreatic cancer

A professor at the University of Oslo has developed a cancer vaccine that can prolong the life expectancy of patients with pancreatic cancer. Now he is testing a new vaccine that hopefully is able to kill all types of cancer cells.

Animals that might exist

Cryptozoology isn’t just about abominable snowmen and dinosaurs hiding out in highland lakes. Normal animals also have their place in the study of creatures that are still hypothetical. Anyway, what do we mean by normal?

Norwegian researchers encounter Chinese wall

Researchers in Norway feel China is taking retribution against them because the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 was awarded to the Chinese writer and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.