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Stress during pregnancy may affect the child’s health

When a pregnant woman experiences severe stress, the risk of premature birth increases. Her child may be more vulnerable to developing heart defects, diabetes and obesity. Researchers are able to identify correlations such as these thanks to comprehensive health registries.

How to prepare for the unthinkable

The terrorist attack on Norway this summer and earlier assassinations of Swedish politicians were wake-up calls. The Nordic countries must acquire skills to handle new crises.

Colder Nordic winters due to icefree Arctic Ocean?

There has been less sea ice in the Arctic Ocean the autumn of 2011 than ever recorded before. Is there a link between ice-free waters in the Arctic and colder winters in the Nordic region?

Uncertain journey towards new energy

Everyone wants more environmentally-friendly energy. But this won’t happen all by itself, according to new study.

Skimming the cream of the shares

Investors who generate the most in brokerage commission are allowed to buy lucrative shares sold at initial public offerings on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Metal music turns into business

The more credibility you have as a musician, the more commercial opportunities will open up for you. A recent study has looked into how metal musicians create business.

Avoiding the stock exchange

Companies with large, dominating owners tend to avoid the stock exchange. Companies with many owners, or with institutional owners are more inclined to go public.

A culture of smaller wage differences

A short distance of power is the explanation for the small wage differences between industrial workers and top executives in Norway, as shown in a study of salaries in 25 countries.

Voices from the grave

Early in the 13th century husbands and wives were not always allowed to be buried next to each other in cemeteries. Old Norwegian skeletons reveal long-forgotten burial customs.

Viking research sails eastward

The Vikings’ relationship to Eastern Europe has been overlooked, but a new era in Viking research is underway, according to Norwegian Archaeologist.