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On the track of the world’s first farmer

The very first farmer may have lived in a barren mountain landscape in Turkey over 10,000 years ago.

The giant that perished

The largest known razorbill, or auk, was a powerful swimmer that couldn’t fly. Our ancestors carved images of the Great Auk in caves 35,000 years ago. But in the 1800s we drove it to extinction.

Ten percent of us can stop climate change

If only ten percent of us are able to change our mentality and lifestyle, we can stop climate change. So says Professor Karen O'Brien, who helped write the new UN report.

Soviet prisoners of war in Second World War – nameless, until now

More than 13,700 prisoners of war from the Soviet Union died in Norway during the Second World War. Only a few were identified in the post-war years, but now names and graves are being matched.

Oslo terrorism response: fine medical effort despite flaws

Emergency medical teams made significant efforts when they treated the victims of last year's terrorist attacks in Oslo. But there were flaws.

Natural disasters ease conflicts

Droughts and floods don’t lead to conflicts and they can even increase community spirit and lessen the chances of war, according to climate expert.

Commitment gives well-being at work

Employers will benefit more from contributing towards the well-being of the employees rather than keeping the employees as satisfied as possible.

Does photographic memory exist?

Can some people glance at a picture or read a page of a book and later have total recall of all the details and information?

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?