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Social media campaign for asylum seekers draws angry trolls

The Norwegian authorities launched a risky campaign to slow the number of asylum seekers in 2015. The campaign reached more than 11 million people.

Goldfish produce alcohol to survive the winter

A new study of how goldfish survive frozen winters without oxygen by producing alcohol may shed light on alcohol resistance mechanisms.

Cheaper, more efficient biofuel production from trees

Filling your gas tank with biofuels made from soybeans or corn is controversial. But researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences have developed an approach that could result in a cheaper, more effective way to fuel your car.

Low-income earners skip going to the dentist

The financial crisis in Europe has led to fewer people with low incomes going to the dentist. This is also the case in Norway.

Consumers are fooled by a product’s colour

An optical illusion leads us to think that products that are more brightly coloured are bigger, or have more space than the same products with more muted colours. Researchers tested this idea with coloured coffee cups, suitcases and furniture in shades of red, orange and purple.

Eleven rockets set to reveal the mysteries in the Earth's atmosphere

In cooperation with NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, scientists at the University of Oslo are now set to reveal the mysteries of physics in the atmosphere by launching eleven rockets.

Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's

Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers at the University of Bergen have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Patients admitted on weekends had a higher death risk

Statistically, the day of admittance to a hospital impacts your chance of still living a month later. Try to avoid entering hospitals on the weekends.

Lawyers in problematic dual role as arbitrators

New research shows that a small group, of almost exclusively Western men, shift seamlessly between different roles as arbitrator and lawyer in the settlement of multi-million dollar disputes between states and foreign investors.

How knowledge can reduce ocean waste

OPINION: By analysing heaps of trash found at Svalbard's coasts, we can potentially reduce the amount of plastic polluting the ocean, writes researcher.