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When the best just isn’t good enough

Decision-makers who are concerned with finding the best alternative are less satisfied with their choices than decision-makers who go for good enough.

Norway leads Italy in board work

Measures to raise the quality of board work would have a greater effect in Italy than in Norway because Italy starts at a lower level.

Stone Age cartoons

More than 1,000 rock carvings abound on Kanozero Island in Northern Russia. One of them beats The Flintstones by several millennia.

CO2 is confusing fish

OPINION: CO2 is affecting the central nervous system of fishes in the sea, with serious consequences for their chances of survival.

Beaten by their wives

Violence is neither a women’s problem nor a men’s problem, it is a human problem. But men who are physically abused by their partners don't talk about it.

Treasures in farm mounds

In North Norwegian farm mounds archaeologists unearth layer upon layer, revealing activities going back to the days of the Vikings. These are now threatened by construction and a warmer climate.

Martyrs on Facebook

Can a woman be a genuine martyr? Is it a compliment to say to a woman that she is “equal to a thousand men”? Feminist activists in Iran are waging an ideological war on Facebook.

Hormone spirals stand up to uterine cancer

Hormone spirals give protection against uterine cancer. The hormone spiral is superior compared to treatment with tablets.

Northern biolab for rent

If you have some good bio-tech ideas but no place to test them, you might consider a travel to the far North.

Legacy of a dexterous northerner

Tromsø University Museum has a rocking chair of unknown origin, which demonstrates the handicraft of ordinary people.