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Well-educated men live seven years longer

Men with more years of schooling can expect to live seven years longer on average than men who only have a minimum compulsory education. The comparable difference for women is five years.

Does it harm animals to have two homes after a divorce?

"Dogs and cats are different in this respect,” claims an animal welfare researcher.

Here’s why women are missing from local government

When Norway’s first female Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, formed a cabinet that was almost half women in 1986, she attracted international attention for her decisive action.

Appreciating life more after a terrorist attack

A Norwegian study shows that some people find a silver lining in the aftermath of posttraumatic stress.

Young Somali girls want modern circumcision

Attitudes toward traditional circumcision are changing in Somalia, but new forms may be replacing the old.

Three out of four institutionalized children are severely mentally ill

A new report reveals that 76 percent of children and adolescents who live in Norwegian child welfare institutions have serious psychiatric diagnoses. Only 38 percent report that they receive appropriate psychiatric help.

Achieving effective peace agreements

Surveys will reveal what peace agreements following civil wars ought to contain in order to be respected.

Bringing Einstein and Kafka to the stage

History professor is creating theatre from scholarship in a new stage play entitled “Transcendence”, which shows new sides of Einstein’s theory of relativity

Attacking cancer’s command centre

Researchers analyse cancer stem cells to find solutions for the disease.

Better monitoring of tropical forests

Aerial and satellite images that are tested on forests in Norway provide better monitoring of both Norwegian and tropical forests.