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Early Earth may have been freezing cold

Contrary to popular belief: When Earth’s first organisms were formed, it may have been in an ice cold ocean.

Is optimism the key to making weight loss surgery a success?

A new Norwegian study compares people who underwent bariatric surgery with those who tried to lose weight using traditional dieting and exercise. One difference was optimism in the surgery group that they would succeed.

“Research has neglected the caring Arab man”

The cover of her new book shows an Arab man feeding a baby milk from a bottle. “This is my way of moving Middle Eastern gender studies in a new direction,” says Nefissa Naguib.

Can a mother’s bad diet be bad for her nursing baby?

Does junk food make junk breast milk?

What motivates high school kids to choose a higher education?

Suprisingly, parents and friends have little say in the matter, according to one researcher.

Who were the first Norwegian crusaders?

Several thousand Norwegians answered the call of the Pope to undertake the perilous journey to Jerusalem.

Scientists discover protein that spreads cancer

Nils Halberg at the University of Bergen has identified a protein that makes it possible for cancer cells to spread throughout the body.

Sports drinks from fish heads

In a couple of years you might drink some fish parts after exercising at a gym.

Why are we so obsessed with good girls?

Well performing, ambitious girls that develop psychological problems are often characterised as too good. However, the term "good girl" is neither a clinical diagnosis nor an established academic term.

Dark lords, werewolves and Indiana Jones in the polar night

The polar night descends on the arctic archipelago of Svalbard for more than 100 days a year. But even in the depths of this darkness, the oceans are churning with activity.