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A boost for open access to research

The Research Council of Norway is introducing a new funding scheme to promote publication in open access journals.

Cities will die if cars dominate

Cities continue to be planned with little comprehension or care for what makes them vibrant and attractive, says a renowned Danish architect.

Causes of US housing bubble

Subprime loans and restrictions on the housing market were major contributors to the housing bubble that struck America.

Social innovations may hold the key to future food security

UN Special Rapporteur believes in developing new ways to produce and distribute food. “Today's food system is not reducing hunger, despite increasing levels of production, but has instead contributed to inequality in rural areas,” he says.

Combating match-fixing with maths

Manual distribution of fixture dates and referees leads to suspicions of corruption and match-fixing in football. A mathematical model makes the process more transparent.

Narcissists get picked as leaders

People with narcissistic traits are often attracted to management positions – and they tend to get the job. This could be bad for business.

Voicing concern that industry funding distorts academic research

Director of bioethics program urges researchers to look at how money from the industry influences their work.

Wild salmon can adapt to climate change

Atlantic salmon are more capable of withstanding temperature changes than scientists had thought.

Scientist wants to save the African wild dog – with urine

Keeping Africa’s endangered wild dogs away from livestock and populated areas has proven difficult. A somewhat unusual approach may be the solution.

When sports injuries become permanent

The Norwegian professional footballer Melissa Wiik is cleared to play after her knee injuries, but the effects of the injuries linger on. There is a significantly higher risk of her being injured again, according to a new study.