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Why you always have room for dessert

No matter how stuffed you are after the main course you always have room for a little dessert. Here’s a scientific explanation for the phenomenon some people call the “dessert stomach”.

Children know little about the indigenous Samis

The Norwegian State has taken little initiative toward ensuring that children learn about the Sami people, although it is legally obliged to do so.

A water pulk from the rubbish dump

With a simple water pulk or transporter, children in developing countries could have more time for schooling.

The great reindeer slaughter

Under a thin carpet of sparse mountain vegetation lie the remains of an extensive massacre of animals. The 700-year-old rubbish heaps contain hundreds of thousands of bones.

The Archbishop’s mint

The medieval coin workshop found in Trondheim is the world’s best preserved. Now scientists have reconstructed the entire coin-making process.

Less specific memories after a trauma?

Maybe your strongest memory from childhood is an angry outburst from your mom or dad. Or perhaps your clearest recollection is your first kiss?

The sewer reveals yesterday's drinks

New methods have been developed for analyzing the by-products of the body's metabolizing of alcohol. Sewage can be used to reveal when and how much we drink.

Egocentric mapping collaboration

Internet, GPS and maps on cell phones make it easy for wheelchair users to share information about the best routes from A to B, but users might have a tendency to keep the information to themselves.

Few opt for caesareans

Norwegian women are not too posh to push. Most wish to give birth vaginally. Those who request caesarean sections have good reasons to do so.

Humble therapists get better results

A therapist's personal traits have a strong effect on the treatment. A humble therapist will be more sensitive to the patient.