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Effects of climate change on the spruce bark beetle

OPINION: More storms and drought periods may result in more frequent outbreaks of bark beetles. Warmer summers with more beetles can double attacks on the forests.

Better structures with proper composites

Composite materials can withstand tremendous stress, which makes them useful in everything from pipes to speedboats to pedestrian bridges. But exactly how much can these materials actually tolerate?

Was everything better in the past?

Were the olden days really the golden days? Is everything getting worse in society and on the planet?

Will not fish underused species

Norwegian fishermen do not want to fish untraditional marine species despite the overwhelming number of reports that indicate great potential.

Can water spoil?

A half-full bottle of water has been left in the fridge for months. Can we drink it?

Treatment of drug abuse: Here’s what works

Drug abuse among adolescents is best fought by a combination of family therapy and individual treatment in the early stages of the drug habit formation.

Ancient coins offer clues about medieval society

Norway’s economic system in the Middle Ages was more sophisticated than previously thought.

The war on drugs is lost

OPINION: Youths are in danger of choosing drugs rather than tackling life.

Genes reveal animal history

Reindeer living way up north today are immigrants from the south. This is revealed by their genes, which also divulge other secrets of these animals’ shared history with humankind for thousands of years.

Sitting it out

Youngsters in Norway today are not as fit as earlier generations, and even the best perform less well. Researchers now warn that a wave of inactivity could have a major long-term health impact.