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Securing the world’s longest floating bridge against strong wind

In order to build the bridge, the engineers need to know exactly how the wind behaves on the bridge site. Scientists are working on a new method for wind measurements.

Helping the helpers: supporting parents of children with disabilities

When Erik Sand and his wife had their third child 16 years ago, their lives changed forever. Their son, Simen, was born with Down’s syndrome with serious complications.

Police are on the streets while criminals are online

Police students are still taught to catch thieves on the streets, even though crime for monetary gain has moved to the Internet.

Far more women can safely take oestrogen supplements

Women run higher risks of heart attacks after menopause sets in because their oestrogen levels drop. More could be safely taking hormone supplements but a Norwegian professor asserts that women have been frightened from doing so by the media.

Identifying Ideas with Artificial Intelligence

If you are a beer enthusiast, you have probably commented on some or other post in Facebook beer forums. In the future, these types of comments may be used to identify new ideas by utilising artificial intelligence (AI).

Norwegian PhD candidates are content

Postgraduate doctoral degree candidates are more satisfied with their educational and future prospects than they were a few years ago.

International PISA tests show how evidence-based policy can go wrong

OPINION: PISA gives scores to participating countries so they can be ranked from best to worst for the skills measured, as well as measuring how they stand globally over all skills. Too much importance is being given to these scores and rankings.

Sun exposure in youth can protect against multiple sclerosis

People who spend a lot of time outdoors in their teens run just half the chance of contracting multiple sclerosis (MS) later, according to a Norwegian study.

Why adolescent girls have more health complaints than boys their age

Stress from schoolwork and low self-esteem can be reasons why girls in their mid-teens experience more subjective health complaints than teenage boys. A Norwegian study indicates that body dissatisfaction is less of a factor than anticipated.

Sami victims of violence do not seek help

People with Sami background who experience domestic violence seek help from the authorities less often than other Norwegians. A new report has looked at what may be done.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.