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Researchers turned this garage into an attractive, energy-efficient house

Combining old and new to achieve reduced energy consumption, a better living environment and architectural success. It’s definitely possible and researchers will show you how.

Dressed up with jewellery stolen in Viking raids

We might not consider it bling, but to the Viking-age woman who wore a fitting from a horse’s harness, it was an exotic piece of jewellery. Never mind that it was stolen from the British Isles during a Viking raid.

Why do Norwegian youths believe the West is at war with Islam?

Nearly sixty percent of Oslo’s youth population believe the West is at war with Islam. Is it just a sign of the times?

Declining lung function in menopausal women

Menopausal women appear to experience a decline in lung function, comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years.

Three tricks to singing better with children

When children sing, they’re learning language. But the right tempo and tone of voice are important factors for them to be able to sing along.

Grief does not carry over to the unborn child

Scientists find no indications in children that reflect on their mother’s grief during pregnancy.

Women central to the global fishing industry

Although women play a central role in the fishing industry in many parts of the world, their contribution has not been sufficiently recognised. Now, the gender perspective on fishing is finally asserting itself.

How young people with disorders become more independent

Tablets and smartphones help children and young people with various disorders to become more independent.

Future features young Muslims and old Buddhists

Buddhists will comprise the religious segment with the largest share of elderly in 2050, predict demographic researchers. Muslims will on average still be the youngest religious population in the world, but the median age of Muslims living in Europe will rise.

Researchers find possible cure for social anxiety disorders

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now researchers believe they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.