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Your neighbour’s skin colour means less if your politics are aligned

Politics override ethnicity. A new study shows how we divide ourselves into groups, according to our political beliefs.

Customers and companies benefit from online support communities

Customers get better answers and companies experience fewer complaints. And superfans who help other customers gain status.

See where the Vikings travelled

Use the interactive map to find out where the Vikings travelled to and how they traded and plundered in everything from spices to slaves.

Roma and Romanians opt for Oslo despite abuse

Many homeless Roma and Romanians who panhandle on the streets of Oslo have experienced being spat on, struck or kicked. Despite such incidents, many like it in Oslo and plan to return.

Nose bacteria can reduce risk of hospital infections

Changing the bacterial composition in your nose could combat MRSA and help to avoid infections during surgery.

Ancient urn hints at global trade network

Archaeologists "couldn't believe their eyes" when a perfectly preserved urn turned up in a grave in Southern Jutland.

Is the UN too slow to tackle climate change?

Most government and NGO negotiators want UN-led initiatives to tackle climate change but support for smaller initiatives is growing.

History rewritten: Europeans were “born” in the Bronze Age

DNA from 101 Bronze Age skeletons shows that Europeans came from nomadic tribes who invaded during the Bronze Age.

Adopted children have higher IQs than their non-adopted siblings

New study illustrates how crucial adolescence is for the development of our IQ potential.

Are leaders born or bred?

Genes explain some reasons — but not all — for why certain people seem to be born leaders.

Children have compassion for the terrorist's family

Childrens' drawings after the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway depict love, unity and diversity.

Norwegian fiddle music traditions in the USA die and evolve

Around 360 musicians emigrated from the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle districts to the United States. Nowadays interest extends beyond Norwegian descendants.