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Heavier parents get fatigued kids

When parents are overweight their children tend to get to bed later and sleep less.

It is not the ambitious girls who struggle most

Ambitious young people are not the ones who struggle most with mental health problems. On the contrary, it is those who are least integrated in school, family life and leisure activities who have the most problems.

Major social differences between young people in Oslo

Young people from disadvantaged families in the capital of Norway have poorer mental health than others. They also have lower educational ambitions, exercise less, participate less in organised leisure activities, and are more often bullied.

Taking charge of flood water

In the years ahead, more and heavier rain will fall. Researchers are working on innovative solutions that will allow optimal utilisation of supply networks and treatment plants. The goal is to save both money and the environment.

Men have the best sense of direction

But when women got a drop of testosterone under the tongue, several of them were able to orient themselves better in the four cardinal directions.

Stone age boy or girl?

The Viste boy was found in 1907 in Norway. Now he will have his DNA analysed - and maybe a gender change. The 8,000 year old child might turn out to be a girl.

Refugees’ mental health must be dealt with

Many refugees are on the brink of developing serious mental illnesses. Bad things can happen if they are left to deal with traumas on their own.

Seven tips to cut your CO2 emissions

Research can help you decide what measures will help cut your CO2 emissions the most. Reducing your shower time is one of them.

Children feel unsafe in Norwegian asylum centres

They come seeking safety and protection, but some children and adolescents who have come to Norway in a quest for asylum feel unsafe, a recent survey shows.

The valley at the end of the world – and the magical mysteries we found there

OPINION: Plant life in parts of the high Arctic are changing fast, possibly due to changing climate and local bird populations, but scientists are still putting the pieces of the puzzle together.