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Strong women less prone to get diabetes

Women who work out and build muscle regularly are less likely to contract type 2 diabetes.

Primitive worms threaten harvests

They live in the soil, are numerous, and can be microscopic. Yet nematodes can effectively kill off fruit trees and cereals.

Scanning the forest for birds

The data were intended to help foresters appraise timber. But laser scanning from an airplane makes it possible to predict where specific bird species can be found.

Modelling modules lead to higher-quality aluminium

New modelling tools that show the impact of even minute adjustments to the casting process on casthouse products will give the aluminium industry a significant competitive advantage.

Fascist terror stifled immigration debate

In the months following the terrorist attacks of July 2011, Norwegian media curbed their immigration coverage, which stifled political criticism and focus on issues such as immigrant criminality.

More specialisation may reduce dropout rates

More vocational students will complete high school if they get to work with subjects that interest them.

Half of all foster kids in Norway have mental disorders

Researchers think Norwegian legislation and the organization of the country’s child welfare services might be part of the problem.

Finding the roots of earthquakes

By using old records kept by the ancient Romans and medieval Italian monks, a team of geologists have brought to light the roots of earthquake-prone faults.

Tourists feel safer after Utøya terror

The fear of terrorism has decreased amongst tourists in Norway after the terror acts on the island of Utøya on 22 July 2011.

Addicts want sober neighbours

Addicts who live in close proximity to one another tend to reinforce one another’s bad habits. People who are substance dependent say that pressure and unsolicited visits from other users are factors that make it harder to overcome their addiction.