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What would Norway be like without oil money?

What if there wasn't as much as an ounce of oil under the North Sea? Would Norway be one of Europe's poorest countries?

Did Stone Age people build a large labyrinth in Denmark?

Archaeologists have discovered a large enclosure from the Neolithic period near Stevns in Denmark--but the purpose of the site is a mystery.

Scientists: There is too much focus on positive results

The scientific community’s focus on publishing positive results leaves a sizeable amount of research that is either incorrect or in some cases dangerous.

Older men are not just attracted to young women

A 50-year-old man might be delighted by the thought of going to bed with a young woman. But a Finnish study shows he tends to be just as interested in women his age.

Can you train children to persevere?

New project will discover whether children can be trained to become more persistent in their learning and boost their life chances as adults.

Crisis in basic research: scientists publish too much

Scientists slice their results up into as many publications as they can, and the result is that a large portion of research output is unnecessary, say scientists.

Meet an #ActualLivingScientist from the Nordics

Today is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Meet some of the female scientists from around the Nordics who have taken to twitter to introduce themselves and their science to the world.

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.

Why people protest against wolves

People in rural areas feel as if politicians don’t listen to them—which translates into anger over wolf populations and may radicalize them.

Basic research crisis? Many results cannot be replicated

Many scientific studies cannot be replicated and this is symptomatic of a wider crisis in basic research, say scientists.

Bipolar disorder and migraines linked

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

Archaeologists are hunting for Greece’s underwater past

There is so much to uncover that we most likely won’t be done during my lifetime, says the archaeologist leading the excavation.

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