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Mumps outbreak hits students in several Norwegian cities

Starting among students in Trondheim, the outbreak has now spread to Oslo and Bergen. Over 80 people are infected so far, more than twice as many as the previous record from 15 years ago.

COPD patients can sleep better with alcohol

Most COPD sufferers can drink a glass of wine or two without worrying extra about its effect on their breathing.

Molenbeek: One of several Jihadi hotspots in Europe

OPINION: To call the Brussels suburb Molenbeek a terrorism capital is an exaggeration at best. Focusing on local socio-economic factors obscures European jihadism’s transnational nature.

Finding the subatomic needle in the haystack

Two of the greatest mysteries in physics today are the nature of dark matter and the behavior of the gravitational force at a subatomic level. The scientists at CERN are hard at work to solve these mysteries with the ATLAS super digital camera at the LHC collider.

"Stop using the term radicalisation"

A Danish researcher thinks the word has become too stigmatised with politics and ideology to be used any more to study youth who might resort to violence and and acts of terror.

Exercise boosts recovery after lung cancer surgery

Patients who underwent surgery for lung cancer benefited from exercising shortly after their procedure. With close guidance and a personal trainer many of the patients improved their physical fitness level beyond their starting point.

Norway’s coast challenging for offshore wind turbines

An offshore wind turbine currently costs twice as much to build as an onshore wind turbine. Truer pricing of environmental costs will help make renewable energy cost-effective.

Saving children from HIV

12 months of liquid HIV drugs for babies during breastfeeding from HIV positive mothers protects them from infection.

Anaesthesia with surgical precision

Ultrasound technology will soon be helping doctors to anaesthetise patients more accurately.

Why we look at pretty faces

Few visual impressions can be compared to humans’ interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces.