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Norway

A chapter of oil history

An engineering model of a 1970s oil platform can still be fascinating. Digital 3D software has long since replaced intricate scale models like this.

Focus on the locus

Large corporations have started producing organic foods, but American consumers are moving their focus on locally produced food. In Norway people might be too well off for such a revolution.

Who gave this ring to her lover?

Archaeologist Brit Solli has been speculating for 20 years what a gold ring from the 13th century has been doing inside a stone wall on a small Norwegian island.

Wolves endangered by illegal hunt

Poaching is the biggest threat to wolves in Norway and Sweden and can account for half of their deaths.

The secret life of the sea

The ocean is teeming with tiny, exquisite creatures that have concealed themselves in certain ways from scientists. Now, 200 years after the organisms were discovered, Norwegian researchers have started to clear up mysteries from the DNA of radiolarians.

The Christians beneath the cathedral

The Norwegian city Stavanger’s known history commences with the building of its cathedral nearly 900 years ago. Recent analyses of skeletons indicate that several generations of Christians lived there prior to that.

Proof: Monster Waves are real

Monster waves – also known as rogue waves - with wave heights up to 30 meters was once only something sailors could only hope to live to tell about.