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Depression can affect the whole family's health

Relatives provide important support for loved ones suffering from depression, but healthcare services don’t work with the whole family when they treat depressed patients. Negative health consequences can then affect other family members, too.

Violence puts women in their place

In order to say anything about gender and violence – apart from counting the number of men and women who abuse or are being abused – we need to look at the meaning behind the violence, according to the Norwegian researcher Hilde Jakobsen.

Norwegian viking saga confirmed by archaeological discovery

Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway are amazed by the discovery of a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms dramatic historical events mentioned in the Sagas.

Should you exercise if your muscles are sore?

Is it OK to work out — or will you just make things worse?

Buying social responsibility with employees' pensions

Corporate social responsibility is more important than high returns when companies invest their staff's pension money.

Power hungry employees don't notice discrimination

People who are interested in gaining power for themselves are less aware of discrimination and injustice in the workplace.

The potato disease that changed the world

Potato blight changed Europe and America, and led to widespread deaths and mass emigration. And we’re not rid of it yet. But where did it come from?

Here’s how to push yourself out of your comfort zone

And: Should you really push yourself to complete exhaustion every time you exercise?

Making retired hens into more than a refuse problem

In Norway over three million retired laying hens are gassed to death and end up as refuse - anually. A group of Norwegian scientists want to put the hens to better use.

Uncovering the secrets of Arctic seabird colonies

Seabirds nest by the hundreds of thousands in colonies along the Norwegian coast. Now, scientists have uncovered the factors that help determine the location of seabird nesting colonies.