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Another tick-borne disease to worry about

Authorities don’t know how many Norwegians have been infected with the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis.

Norwegians are happy to help others

Over 90 percent of people residing in Norway say they have someone they can ask for assistance. Be that help to carry a heavy object up stairs or someone to borrow money from.

Embarrassed to exercise in front of colleagues

Non-gym-goers feel self-conscious when working out with colleagues, according to a new study.

All forms of sexual harassment can cause psychological harm

Even the least severe forms of sexual harassment can have serious consequences for high school students who are targeted. Girls struggle the most.

Is e-cycling good exercise?

Using an e-bike instead of a car is obviously a contribution to a better environment and less climate change. But do e-bikes also promote health or do their electric motors make everything too easy?

Tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer

Medicine against parasites like Tapeworms and Giardia, contains a substance that kills prostate- and colon cancer.

The Norwegian Home Guard's shape shown to be better than its reputation

New study finds Norwegian Home Guard soldiers to be quite physically fit.

Is our sense of community weakened by increased immigration?

Does increased immigration make us less willing to contribute to the common good? And if so, can personal contact and friendship remedy this reluctance? To find the answer, economists have studied room mates in the military.

Thrifty medieval bailiffs accidentally saved Old Norse texts

Norwegian archivists have found hidden treasures in medieval accounting records, including a slightly different version of the saga of Olav the Holy. Now you can see them online.

How China reduced Europe’s carbon footprint

Recent policy changes in China probably have a much bigger effect on EU and U.S. carbon footprints than any other factor.