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Climate change alters mountain plants

Climate change is having a more profound effect on alpine vegetation than at first anticipated.

No longer a private matter to slap your child

How much should Government intervene in domestic matters? In Norway they go all the way when it comes to domestic violence.

Norwegians trust their courts

Norwegians have a more rosy view of the legal system than other Europeans. But are Norwegians about to become as focused on their rights as the rest of Europe?

Is meat from stressed animals unhealthy?

We love steak and sausages, but does a high level of axiety in animals make them unhealthy to eat?

Mental robustness wards off woes

Being mentally robust can help against illnesses and decrease absences from work.

Too much freedom at Norwegian religious schools?

Freedom of religion in Norway offers extensive protection to what can be taught in parochial schools. But do the statutes go too far in protecting religious freedoms to the detriment of other fundamental freedoms?

Differing dangers at sea

The probability of being killed at work is 25 times higher for a coastal fisherman than for an offshore worker. Seafarers also run a high risk of accidents.

Younger kids use most asthma medicine

A study of the use of asthma medicine shows that small children take the most while young adults take the least.

Little known about domestic violence against immigrant children

Child welfare authorities lack knowledge on domestic violence against children in immigrant families and this makes them slower to react.

Teaching children in their mother tongue in Mozambique

Portuguese is the language of instruction in all schools in Mozambique, although most children don’t understand it when they start school. This is now about to change.