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Citizen Science in the Faroe Islands: Helps both hunters and animals

How do you obtain hunting figures in a country where there are no official hunting statistics? Citizen Science is the key.

Urban planners have little sway on lowering use of cars

Environmentally friendly cities with densely populated downtown centres offering a comprehensive array of services are not what changes people’s use of cars; the key lies with the residents themselves.

Polished election campaigns fail to deliver the votes

Norway is the Nordic country with the lowest voter participation rate in municipal and county elections. A Swedish study indicates that political parties fail to raise their standings.

Finding tomorrow’s military leaders

Psychologists are studying how the Norwegian military selects tomorrow’s officers. Here, hopeful candidates have to crawl through the mud, help the injured and avoid mines. But is that the best way to identify good leaders?

Romani distrust of government lives on

More Romani people in Norway value the importance of education. But the historical distrust and fear of authority haven’t disappeared.

Lower speed limits save lives

Swedes lowered the speed limits on some of their worst roads. That same year, they saw fewer traffic fatalities.

Learning in day care - is that what we really want?

Two-year-olds are now subjected to school-like learning. But is sitting still and neglecting playtime really the best thing for our children?

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.