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Too many feel muzzled at work

“The body of laws are so fuzzy that most employees simply don’t dare speak out for fear of losing their jobs,” says Jan Fridthjof Bern, a professor of law at the University of Bergen.

Testing the fossil record

Does the fossil record paint an accurate picture of the history of life? Norwegian geobiologist believes that fossils can tell us a lot about the evolution of life, but also about the evolution of Earth itself.

Girls have better motor skills than boys do

Earlier studies have shown differences between boys' and girls' motor skills – usually to the girls' disadvantage. However, researchers have now made some different findings.

OPINION: Peak phosphorus and implications for India

One of the biggest risks that the world is facing right now is that of the ‘peak phosphorus’ crisis.

Controlling mobile phones and tablets with hand movements

Norwegian technology uses ultrasound for touchless gesture control.

Culture not the main culprit in domestic violence against minority children in the Nordic countries

Children with minority backgrounds are more frequently subjected to violence at home than ethnic Nordic kids. Poverty and social status are stronger contributing risk factors than foreign cultures, according to researchers.

Predicting aggressive lymphoma

A statistical genetic analysis can detect when lymphoma will be aggressive. Treatment can thereby be initiated in time.

Workaholism – the addiction of this century

A recent study from shows that 8.3 percent of the Norwegian work force is addicted to work to the point where it becomes a health issue.

Junk science and urban legends in academic journals

Weak or missing academic use of sources can lead people to mistake lies or rumours for scientific truth. This junk science can persist for decades, and can become an element of our general common knowledge.

Plans underway to power up with kites

Flying generators running on wind power can revolutionise the green energy sector. A Norwegian project has made a lot of headway.