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Practical math in primary schools

Experts disagree about the need for using practical activities to teach mathematics in Norwegian primary schools.

Low carb diets rocked in the Stone Age

The Neolithic population of Northern Europe maintained a diet based mainly on hunting and fishing even after agriculture became well established.

Heavy use of addictive drugs among disabled

People receiving disability benefits in Norway use a lot of habit-forming sleeping pills and sedatives and continue using them over a long time.

How Rudolph keeps his cool

How would you like to go for a run wearing a thick winter fur? Reindeer regulate heat by sticking their tongues out and re-directing their bloodstream.

Creating safer surgery

Surgical procedures save and improve lives worldwide, but the figures on serious complications and deaths are high. The numbers can be reduced.

Coming to terms with terror

Norwegians are still in a state of shock. How will the terrorist attacks on July 22 change the country?

Tracing fish can be profitable

Seafood companies can profit from introducing more traceability in their production. But not all companies realize that they gain from tracing more than the law instructs.

Skin care chemicals end up in your blood - and in the Arctic

Many skin care products contain a variety of chemical substances with partially unknown and possibly harmful effects, and these chemicals not only affect your skin.

Let the sun organise your photos

Fed up with the chaos in your digital photo collection? New research shows that the sun and the clock can sort out your pictures.

Searching for a better corn

Norwegian farmers have shifted their production toward more wholesome and robust corn varieties – an important contribution to public health.