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Norway

Sitting it out

Youngsters in Norway today are not as fit as earlier generations, and even the best perform less well. Researchers now warn that a wave of inactivity could have a major long-term health impact.

Mum and Dad share the workload

A great many Norwegian couples distribute paid and unpaid work fairly evenly between them, statistics show.

The crucial choice to cultivate the land

Agriculture gave us cities and pyramids but it can also lead to poorer health. Why did humans choose to go down this road?

Gaming technology for calculating floods

Norwegian researchers have borrowed a page from game developers to devise simulation technology that can help reduce the damage from catastrophic floods.

Wanted: Artistic mathematicians

Apple is the successful convergence of tough mathematics and consumer empathy. Researcher fears the consequences of artistic souls turning their backs on math.

Beware of the limitless joys of nature

If Norway does not set clearer limitations to the public access to land, we risk sawing off the branch we’re sitting on.

The people who changed Norway

About 4,400 years ago a boat came to Norway. The people aboard had shiny weapons, a foreign culture and a new economic system based on agriculture. The country would never be the same.

New ISO standards for fish products

Two new ISO standards for traceability of fish products have been approved. These standards will provide consumers around the globe with access to more information about the seafood they eat.

Coffee and potatoes point the way for herring

The herring has much to learn from potatoes and coffee when it comes to marketing and developing new products.

Small creatures do great damage

A tiny animal has become a costly affair for fish farmers. Now scientists intend to make it hot for the little pest.