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Unknown Viking settlement could be hidden beneath ancient church

In late 2016, archaeologists found what is believed to be the remains of St. Clement’s Church in Trondheim. But even more ancient secrets could be hiding beneath the ruins.

Getting in the groove at music festivals

Festivalgoers are drawn in by the great atmosphere. But what creates that atmosphere?

Are kids safer in a child seat or a bike trailer?

Where you choose to cycle, your expertise and your weight – all these factors count with regard to the safety in riding a bicycle with a child as a passenger.

Surgery in Norway just a bit riskier than in Sweden

A new study shows that there were more surgical errors in Norwegian hospitals than in Swedish ones in 2013. Ninety of the Swedish and Norwegian patients whose journals were used in the study died from what are categorised as “adverse events”.

A new medical record will make life easier for doctors

"The medical record system of the future will find guidelines and provide support for decisions, remind the doctor about all the considerations she should make, and which laws and regulations apply to different cases," according to a researcher.

How to make the fish farming industry more climate friendly

A new Master's thesis shows that a renewable wind and solar energy solution can cut emissions by 50 per cent and at the same time increase profitability.

Wood burning pollutes the urban air in Norway

Around 45 per cent of the wood consumed in Oslo is burned in apartments. Thus, wood burning for residential heating, and the resulted particle emission, may have a much larger impact on air quality in Norwegian urban areas than previously thought.

Knitting advice side by side with the Russian Revolution

How did Norwegian women get their news a century ago? It turns out that women’s weekly magazines offered up knitting patterns along with lots of international news, including the Russian Revolution.

Why do the Nordics trust one another?

Scandinavian and Nordic populations are a trusting lot, exhibiting a high degree of confidence in other people. Why?

Economic equality is the best way to combat child poverty

Norwegian society is moving towards greater economic inequality, according to new figures on child poverty in Norway. Can this development be turned around?