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The cashless society is closer than you think

A wealth of credit and debit cards and electronic payment systems is making paper bills and coins increasingly obsolete. One researcher says Sweden could be cashless in less than two decades.

Equal pay for women means less stress for men

Women and men are less likely to feel work-related stress when both sexes have equal pay and access to parental leave, according to new research.

The depression work-out

Can physical exercise be used as a way to reduce depression? A new analysis answers yes, but mainly for people with mild or moderate depression.

March of the caterpillars

A large wave of hungry, but tiny winter and autumnal moths set out from East-Europe and end up at the Atlantic coast ten years later - causing damage to forests on their way.

Poor kids help at home but hide at school

Children from poor Swedish families cope by hiding their situation from teachers and peers.

The sound of one hand singing

The tragic story of the Elephant Man was recreated for opera with the aid of an electronic musical glove.

Time to accelerate collaboration with CERN

Basic research at CERN can have a huge impact on Norwegian firms if they seize opportunities to deliver technology. Twiddling thumbs won’t start the wheels of industry spinning.

Reindeer thrive on forest diversity

An arboreal mix of species and ages is vital to effective reindeer husbandry.

Cutting weeds in the fall is no help

Gardeners must attack in the summer to get rid of many perennial weeds.

When aid sows the seeds of conflict

International aid can be a contributing factor to civil war and coup d’états, new findings suggest. The temptation of aid money or the destabilising effect of sudden aid cuts can increase the risk of conflict.