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Norwegian researchers win Ig Nobel Prize

They were recognized for their study on how reindeer react to seeing humans who are disguised as polar bears.

Record number of companies seeking tax deduction for innovation projects

The figures show that innovation activity among Norwegian companies is on the rise.

How to avoid the pitfalls of job interviews

A new study shows that an employer’s gut feelings often decide who gets a job. Researchers were flies on the wall as five companies recruited staff.

The camera that sees volcanic activity

In 2010, volcanic ash stopped European air traffic. This has led to the development of a new camera that can help us prepare for ash clouds.

Pills can quench thirst for alcohol

Many medications are available on the market that can ease alcohol cravings, but these pills are not widely used in Norway.

The typical Norwegian solar heating system owner is a man in his mid-fifties

He is resourceful, technically skilled, wants to save money and protect the environment.

Raising Norwegian university rankings

Norway’s leading universities trail behind those of its Nordic neighbours in international rankings. But bigger budgets alone will not lift them up the charts.

Plastic solar cells see the light of day

In the future, you may be able to buy solar cells for your roof from a roll, by the metre.

Short commutes enable women to work full time

In order to manage a full time job it is necessary for women to have short distances between home, work, kindergarten and the supermarket.

Older teens tackle divorces adeptly

Today’s adolescents generally excel at taking care of one another. Researchers think such empathy and friendship is helping them come to grips with parents’ divorces.

Spring is arriving earlier

Around the globe, leaves are popping and fruit trees are blooming earlier than before. Norwegian records show that the temperature in mid-May is about one degree higher today than it was 40 years ago.