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Warrior buried in a Swedish Viking grave was actually female

When archaeologists excavated a Viking grave in the late 1800s and found weapons, they realized they’d found a warrior’s burial place. But it turned out that warrior was a woman.

The world has become more peaceful

Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful.

Linguists need preservation of languages to study human language

Indigenous languages can tell us a lot about humanity. But as we are advancing our knowledge, languages are dying out rapidly.

Loneliness and insecurity dog youngsters as they age out of child welfare services

Norwegian law stipulates that young people who have grown up in the care of child welfare services are entitled to aftercare until they are 23 years old. But only very few get help after they turn nineteen.

Damsel in distress or sexy sidekick? The representation of women in video games has changed

The representation of women in video games has been under debate, and this may have caused more nuanced female characters.

Does your ‘private’ data picture meet the beauty standards of society?

COMMENT: Private companies and public sectors collect our data every day and minute. In a democratic society, we need to teach children to become critically aware and understand how data processing and digital technologies really work.

How Norwegian war refugees changed Swedish politics

When Norwegian refugees first sought sanctuary in neighbouring Sweden, they were sent back. But in the last years of the war, Sweden opened its arms to refugees. What happened?

Children speak out about having two places to call home

Children whose parents live apart experience both practical problems and loyalty conflicts. But children with two homes also have good experiences that other children may miss.

2019 is UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. And we need it to be

Linguists warn against the death of half the world’s languages by the end of this century.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.

Strong increase in Norwegian pay gap

The difference between those who earn the most and the least in Norway has increased, according to new data from Statistics Norway. This increase is clearly greater in the public sector than the private sector.

Are joint custody and shared parenting a child’s right?

OPINION: Traditional family roles of mothers and fathers are changing, and policies to public protect children's interests should reflect this.

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Crosswords, knitting and gardening lower the risk of Alzheimer's

Physical activity can prevent dementia in the elderly. But activities that stimulate the brain, such as reading, going to concerts or weeding the garden, also lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease regardless of how much physical activity the person does, a Swedish study says.