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The extreme man

Men vary more than women do in size as well as in physical and mental performance.

Thorium from Telemark

Mines have been in operation at Ulefoss in Norway’s Telemark County since 1650. Now the next generation of nuclear power plants can make the mining of thorium profitable here. But first of all deposits have to be mapped better.

Large differences in ADHD treatment

Attitudes about Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how to treat it vary enormously from country to country. Dissimilarities in the use of medicines and psychosocial countermeasures are also evident.

Hot rock gets a cold shoulder

Thermal energy is there for the taking in the rock below us if you have the equipment to drill deep enough. Oil producer Norway has the hardware and the know-how, but is there any spark of interest?

Heavy water mission that failed

In a hazardous initial attempt to sabotage the heavy water plant at Rjukan in Norway, 41 young Allied soldiers died. A soldier who was stricken from the roster for this mission, which was aimed at stalling Nazi Germany’s development of an atomic bomb, tells the inside story.

Enigmatic vertebra

A thousand-year-old human vertebra with a mysterious square puncture was found among 30 skeletons beneath a Norwegian cathedral. Scientists have no explanation for how the hole was made.

All-in-one algae

The alga starts by making hydrogen for fuel cells and consuming CO2. Then it can be converted into useful products like health food, fish fodder, medicines, construction materials and biofuels.

Old ship art examined

Curator Anne Tove Austbø welcomes assistance in interpreting a puzzling rudder ornament.

Putting a face on a secret of war

“Don’t worry too much darling if you don’t hear from me for a couple of weeks or so,” wrote Bill Bray the day before he left on Operation Freshman. Families fought for years to find out what had happened to their sons and husbands.

From oil city to energy city

Oil city Stavanger is looking for a new label more suited to a post-petroleum era. The search for a new moniker is part of the south-western coastal city’s long history of identity shaping.