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Thrifty medieval bailiffs accidentally saved Old Norse texts

Norwegian archivists have found hidden treasures in medieval accounting records, including a slightly different version of the saga of Olav the Holy. Now you can see them online.

Lost medieval village discovered in Denmark

The village was described in written sources from the Middle Ages but archaeologists have only just found the site.

Genome editing: Are we opening a back door to eugenics?

We need to talk about the ethical aspects of CRISPR to control where we go from here.

Terror and Trump have transformed Norwegian travel habits

Over half of Norway’s 5.5 million inhabitants plan to travel abroad sometime this winter. Fewer Norwegians want to travel to the USA. The UK is the strongest attraction.

Pupils from elite schools still rule

The “Old Boys” club still controls the UK.

Soon computers can decipher your great grandmother’s scribbles

A program that can recognise old handwriting will soon be introduced in Denmark. Historians describe it as revolutionary and fantastic.

Society scorns fat people says sociologist

We often speak of a worldwide obesity epidemic. A Swedish researcher calls it a stigmatization of fat people.

Sulphuric acid was the bedrock of the Industrial Revolution

And it is still used in fertilisers the world over today.

Design may alter gender stereotypes

Subconscious attitudes towards women and men affect design. According to researcher Nina Lysbakken, designers need to be aware of their own power to shape ideas about gender.

Norwegians tend to like their jobs

A common complaint in Norway is that the climate at the workplace has grown harsher. A new study, however, indicates that most Norwegians enjoy their jobs more than the average European.

Helping refugees integrate through work

Norwegian authorities are pouring money into teaching Norwegian to asylum seekers, but many immigrants fail to learn the language. A new report says less time in the classroom may be the answer.

Young people use prescription medicine to boost academic performance

Student: “You either succeed or you’re nothing.”

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