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Teaching students to go easier on themselves

A two-week long course on self-compassion made university students less depressed and improved their mental health.

Two new sites found with Stone Age art

“The finding of several sites shows that the rock art was probably more common than we figured and it was linked to settlements,” says Jan Magne Gjerde, who discovered the figures.

Dad becomes leader, mum becomes mum

A new study shows that the gender gap within management increases after couples have their first child.

Diagnoses often blamed when kids struggle at school

ADHD and Asperger’s are sometimes used as explanations when a pupil has troubles at school. When the focus in on an individual child’s psyche, problems needing attention in the social environment might be overlooked.

Shared physical custody kids less stressed

The children of divorced parents who reside permanently with just one of them are more likely to be stressed than those who take turns living with each parent, according to a Swedish study.

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.

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.

Did Vikings really fight behind a shield wall?

It could all be a big misunderstanding, says archaeologist.

Glaciers are vital for Greenland’s fisheries

But as the glaciers retreat on land, this could all change.

Norwegian retailers need to improve their customer service

In Norwegian retail stores where customer service is poor, customers are less likely to buy, researchers also found.

Girls choosing the hard sciences are not alike

Boating with grandad may affect one’s choice of education just as much as gender does, according to researcher. She is critical to the gender stereotypical recruitment campaigns to the hard sciences.

Archaeologists: Cities deserve better treatment

Urban archaeology is one of our best archives of the development of society and people. Until now it has been neglected but this can and must change, say two archaeologists.

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