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Courts more likely to move against racist and discriminatory speech

The threshold has been lowered for prosecuting and convicting people of hate speech in Norway, according to a Bergen legal scholar.

Young mental patients given drugs ― not check-ups

Over a quarter of Norwegian youth diagnosed with mental problems are still being medicated nine years later.

The sense and sensibility of carbon capture

The debate about carbon capture is not mainly about how efficient the technology is. The language used by its advocates is just as important.

Filleting robot helps the Norwegian fishing industry

A newly developed white fish filleting machine could give this Norwegian industry a much-needed boost.

Shame, anger and vulnerability behind men’s suicides

Six young men commit suicide in Norway every month. This number has remained steady for years. Researchers are tracking down the cause.

Faulty focus in school field trips

Fieldwork is supposed to help pupils learn to put their earth sciences theories into practice. Why then, do high school students struggle with practical tasks that primary school kids manage fine?

Coal is still king in Norwegian arctic community

The economy of Svalbard, the Norwegian arctic archipelago that lies between the country's mainland and the North Pole, is still dominated by coal even as its value dwindles and employment in the mines drops.

A treasure trove of Arabic terms

Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? Yes, if we trace their origins. An Arabic etymological term base, the first of its kind, can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.

Weak students don’t benefit from excessive praise

Offering exaggerated praise to a child who has learning difficulties does not increase his or her motivation. False compliments can often be counterproductive.

Close-ups: Manuscript fragments

By studying hand-written text fragments researchers chart the evolution of written language in Norway.