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Salmon get their sense of direction from mum

Offspring are twice as likely to find their way home if their mother was wild.

How bears adapt to hunting

Female brown bears in Sweden are now frequently caring for their offspring for an additional year.

Large intestine may be source of woes for people with irritable bowel syndrome

People with IBS ferment their food in the wrong area of their intestines, a Norwegian study shows. This may explain why a diet low in foods that are poorly absorbed by the small intestine helps with IBS.

The secrets of St. Clement’s church

A fascinating and complex history of the church has been uncovered, beginning with the original wooden church and leading to a sequence of three major rebuildings, corresponding in time with the transformation from Viking king Olaf to the royal saint St. Olaf of Norway.

The contraceptive pill: A story of sexual liberation and dubious research methods

The contraceptive pill has had enormous significance for women’s emancipation, but researchers doubt whether it would have been approved today.

How do trees know when to awake in spring?

Trees can see, feel and calculate time. Norwegian researchers have helped reveal another of trees’ tricks for surviving frigid winters.

Peacemaking in the Middle Ages

Historians explore how medieval elites avoided bloodshed and settled disputes.

Women with reduced functional abilities are considered asexual

To participate in the labour market and to have a family are things most people take for granted. Women with functional disabilities are deprived of many opportunities. The explanation may be both functional ability and gender, according to researcher.

Treating irritable bowel syndrome with transplanted faeces

Faecal transplantation may work well for some individuals with IBS, a new Norwegian study shows.

Men live longer with ALS than women

Stephen Hawking lived for more than 50 years with ALS. In Norway, more men than women use medicine to combat the disease and they live longer with the diagnosis, a Norwegian study shows.

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.