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Body-image pressure, school and worries make more girls mentally ill

More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. “Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends and family,” says researcher Anders Bakken.

Sewage detectives scour wastewater for drugs

Every year in a coordinated, European-wide effort, scientists hunt for traces of drugs in wastewater from nearly 60 cities, including Oslo. But what can they learn from their findings?

When two raven species become one

On the outside, they look similar, but common ravens in North America contain a counterintuitive tale about evolution in their genes.

Women have healthier lifestyles, but are sicker

Norwegian women live healthier lives than their male counterparts. Nevertheless, they have more health problems. Why is that?

Cars are no protection from polluted air

Winter cold raises questions about what the combination of cold air and traffic means for air quality. Norwegian traffic researchers respond.

How does social media affect your well-being?

Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.

Traditional Norwegian foods could be good choice for pregnant women with bowel diseases

Women with bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are more likely to have small or premature babies.

Norway prioritises aid to support girls’ education, but forgets the jobs

Can education meet girls’ challenges in development countries? Not on its own, according to researchers behind a new report. They call for more goal-oriented measures to combat inequality.

Thousands of plastic pieces are floating towards the Arctic

Ocean currents carry plastic debris from all over the world towards the Arctic, but we cannot blame it all on others.

School programme tackling child obesity had no effect

A big experimental programme tested out activities that would encourage students to eat healthier and be more active. It had no effect.

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.