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Mapping reveals 110 genes that increase the risk of MS

Researchers have mapped genetic variations associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) and myasthenia gravis (MG). This may help improve methods of treatment.

Pregnant women use herbal medicines

An new study shows that whopping 69 percent of Russian women use herbal medicines during their pregnancies, as compared to 17 percent in Norway. The study also shows that pregnant women don't always tell their doctors about their use of these medicines - but should.

Larger logging trucks give less CO2 emissions

The forest production chain’s emissions of greenhouse gases are very low. Most of these are CO2 emissions from on-road timber transport.

The terrorist's compendium reveals the logic behind anti-feminism

Breivik's compendium puts into system the philosophy behind the misogyny in online comments, claims researcher.

Clumsy clown of the seabed

The spiny lumpsucker is too sluggish to avert the slow hand of a diver, yet it manages to catch some of the most important swimmers in the Arctic Ocean.

Unveiling mutations behind cervical cancer

Charting the genomic alterations that cause cervical carcinomas provides hope for new ways of treating the disease.

Salsa nationalism lives in Cuba

Cuban nationalism amplified by patriotic salsa rhythms replaced Marxist ideology when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Russians went home.

Jolly porkers not a Norwegian priority

Cheap meat means that Norwegians eat more of it, particularly racks of pork spareribs at Christmas. Yet few Norwegian consumers seem to care about the real cost of their pork dinners, especially when it comes to animal welfare.

Female criminals more interesting than women's suffrage

An in-depth look into Norwegian newspapers from 1913 shows that most of the stories about women involved female criminals. The fact that women’s suffrage was introduced in Norway went unnoticed.

Mum and dad least equal at christmas

The greatest gender differences occur during Christmas preparations. There will be no magical Christmas without mum's efforts.