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ODD symptoms in girls most often disputed

Teachers and parents of young elementary school children rarely concur on whether kids display symptoms of oppositional defiance disorder (ODD). They disagree most when the youngsters in question are girls.

The missionary was meek before God and mighty before men

In the 1800s, Norwegian missionaries had to strike a difficult balance between Christian virtues and the new man’s role.

Harnessing the heat below

The deeper you drill, the hotter it gets. This video shows an example of how to recover geothermal energy from hot bedrock.

Temperature differences give rise to electricity

Over half of all the energy in the world is lost as useless waste heat. Much of this heat loss can now be converted to electricity.

Racing to be the first to create the world's heaviest element

All heavy elements are created in gigantic supernova explosions. Now scientists are competing to create the world's heaviest element in a laboratory.

Female board members lead to stock market boom

Share prices indicate that the introduction of gender quotas in Norwegian boardrooms has had a positive effect on Oslo Stock Exchange.

Truffle hunting in the northern underground

Three species never before found in Norway is the outcome so far for the truffle hunt this year. But the coveted delicacy summer truffle is yet to be found.

Going after the aurora with rockets

Scientists are about to launch a rocket from the Svalbard archipelago in the Artic. The aim is to take readings within the aurora borealis, in order to investigate space weather and find out why GPS signals are disrupted.

Insomnia can cause fibromyalgia

Women who frequently have sleeping problems run a higher risk of developing the rheumatoid disorder fibromyalgia, characterised by muscle pain and headaches.

Cutting back on coercion

Psychiatric wards in larger cities in Norway are more apt to use coercive medical care than ones in smaller communities, but reductions are underway.