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Combating disease in shrimps and carp

Shrimps and rohu carp are gene sequenced by Norwegian and Indian scientists. The result is extensive databases of genetic material that can be used to study disease resistance.

Skydiving against gambling

Can parachuting help people with a gambling addiction? New research shows that extreme sport athletes have quite a lot in common with gamblers.

A powerful statement from the Middle Ages

750 years ago King Haakon IV wanted to make a statement about the power of Norway. So he built Haakon's Hall.

Deciphering Svalbard’s climate history

At most times of year, you have to be prepared for very low temperatures when staying in Norway’s Arctic archipelago, Svalbard. But the weather is in fact much milder there today than it was in the 1800s.

Rural Mozambique goes solar

A research collaboration between Mozambique and Norway aims to improve the everyday lives of rural villagers by the use of solar energy.

Thumbs down for creative résumés

Applicants want to stand out. Many try taking a fresh approach to their résumé. But stepping outside the box is negative, a Norwegian study shows.

How to keep the best ones

How can an organisation hold onto the employees they don’t want to lose? Make sure they have work that gives them joy and meaning, a Norwegian study shows.

How to get better grades

If you choose the right learning strategy, you can improve your grades.

CSR as corporate fashion

Companies are talking about and reporting on corporate social responsibility as never before. This doesn’t mean companies act any differently, a doctorate study indicates.

Board evaluations mostly for show

Listed companies conduct board evaluations because they are expected to. The evaluations contribute little towards making boards more efficient.