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Arguments over religious tolerance haven’t progressed in 400 years

You might think that the heated debate over niqabs, burkinis and other expressions of religious beliefs are a sign of the times. But you would be wrong. As early as the 1600s, major European thinkers disagreed over the meaning of free speech and religious tolerance.

Trump win could be dramatic for Norwegian economy

Norwegian researchers think a President Trump could trigger a trade war and stagnation that would have an impact on Norway.

"They don’t treat Norwegian prisoners like that"

Romanians and Roma report experiences of racism and discrimination in Norwegian prisons. They often claim that they are not provided opportunities to which they have a rightful claim.

Piecing together bits of Norway’s medieval history

Researchers at Norway’s National Archives and National Library are making new discoveries in centuries-old pieces of documents used to reinforce ledgers.

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?

OPINION: Should the Seed vault on Svalbard collect and preserve GMO-seeds?

Health anxiety increases risk of heart attack

Hypochondriacs have 70 per cent higher risk of heart disease, shows a study from the University of Bergen.

Why did the Vikings take hostages?

Sometimes the captives spent their whole lives together with the hostage-takers.

Are aliens really trying to contact us?

Probably not. But why did two Canadian researchers think they were?

Counting the years the Viking way

How did Norway keep track of time before it adopted the modern calendar?

How environmental and dietary changes affect farmed fish

Aquaculture diet has become increasingly plant based. In addition, the industry faces environmental changes. Recent findings in salmonids when the two challenges are combined, give cause for concern.