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Smoking fathers increase asthma-risk in future kids

A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a father who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn’t.

Norwegian eight-year-olds ‘dig’ their teacher

Norwegian children are more satisfied with their teacher than their peers in other countries are.

How attentive are children in traffic?

The answer is “not very” if we’re to believe the results of research trials carried out last year involving 59 children.

Getting more out of art

We can experience art in at least three ways, thinks a professor of psychology who has tried to figure out what art experiences really are.

Does omega fatty acids help brain development of premature babies?

The results from a Norwegian study show no sure long-term effects of omega-3 and omega-6 supplements.

Trapping the sun’s energy — in a box

Planning on cooking something at your hut? Today, you still need a gas stove to do so. But soon, stoves and ovens containing rechargeable heat batteries may be readily available for any cabin or home.

Bad relationships increase infection risk in both mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

Normal to feel presence of the dead

It is becoming more accepted that some people connect with the dead. The research also reflects this, according to a theologian and a psychologist.

Recycling approved drugs for cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered that a drug against kidney cancer possibly can fight several types of cancer.

Does gaming hold the key for better cooperation?

Restructuring IT systems in the aviation sector requires cross-disciplinary collaboration between experts from different organisations and countries. This isn't easy. Can help be found in the world of computer games?