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Can we trust news on Twitter?

Journalists use social media as a news source, but as they race to meet short deadlines it is not always easy to check and confirm the facts.

Help for trotters with breathing difficulties

Some trotting horses become severely short of breath during the race. Until now, the underlying causes have been poorly understood.

Aim to improve the educational system in Uganda

"Uganda has an urgent need for qualified workers to generate development and growth. This means that our entire education system has to become more practically orientated," says Ugandan lecturer.

Calves aren’t being given enough milk

Calves are subjected to a feeding regimen that is much too harsh, according to animal husbandry researchers. When allowed to drink as much as they wish the animals get healthier, happier and will yield more meat and milk.

Volcano opened the ocean

A volcanic eruption deep in the mantle forewarned the start of the formation of the Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Greenland.

Asking the right questions about headaches

Headaches have long been a headache for science. Why are there worldwide differences in the prevalence? Researchers have now come up with questionnaire that may answer the question.

Disabled persons dine their way to disease

Overweightness and obesity are too common among people with disabilities – but in Norway nobody is taking responsibility for the problem.

Insufficient follow-ups of cancer survivors

“It’s like sending people off to war and declining to take care of them when they come home,” says Norwegian physician and psychiatrist.

Talks help children with dysfunctional parents to cope

Children with parents suffering from addiction or mental health issues are often faced with great challenges in their everyday lives. Conversation and information may help them to deal with the difficulties.

Chinese lesbian women in facade marriages

Most lesbian women in China want to appear as normal as possible. This involves being married to a man.