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Why some of us regret one-night stands

Women regret saying yes to casual sex much more often than men do. Men – almost exclusively – regret saying no. Why?

Children have the right to their own gender identity

In Norway, children under the age of sixteen can now change their legal gender. Anniken Sørlie investigates how the legislation affects the way children and youth perceive their own identity.

Are girls really better at reading than boys?

In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?

Bipolar disorder and migraines linked

A gene variant can be a risk factor for both medical problems, according to a new study.

Anti-sea lice chemicals could be hazardous to other creatures

To treat sea lice infections, fish farms often use chemicals. However, these chemicals may cause collateral damage.

Arctic moth turns up after 140 years

Norwegian researcher found a living specimen of a small grey moth presumed gone from Svalbard. He thinks this demonstrates how poorly charted parts of Norway’s polar archipelago are.

Physically active children are less depressed

Children benefit from physical activity. And it can even help children cope with depression.

Unequal access to international courts

People face great differences in their access to international courts. "The courts are facing several challenges to become more independent, open, and accessible to the people," says researcher.

Cancer cells grow by exploiting their neighbours

Researchers have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from their neighbouring cells.

Why we should use these bacteria in fertilizers

OPINION: A certain type of bacteria can reduce emissions as well as help food production. Scientist Kedir Woliy Jillo explains how.