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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.

Why the new Arctic 'Cold War' is a dangerous myth

OPINION: Discussing “a new Cold War” detracts from the broader roles that militaries play throughout the Arctic and stokes the very tensions it warns of.

Sea cucumber are a prized Asian delicacy. Norway wants to farm them for export.

In China they call them the "ginseng of the sea.” But before Norwegians can transform their humble red sea cucumber into an export product, they first have to figure out how to catch or farm them.

The Anglo-Saxons were worse than the Vikings

Linguistically, the Anglo-Saxons practically eradicated the native Britons. The question is: was it ethnic cleansing?

First Stone Age farmers in Norway "gave up" after short period of time

The end of the Stone Age, or Neolithic, was a time of major change. People tried their hand at farming for the first time. Researchers have now re-analysed findings throughout southern Norway from this time period.

Is China’s social credit system really the dystopian si-fi scenario that many fear?

OPINION: Many of the concerns around the social credit system are either inaccurate or one-sided.

Women are more heavily influenced by their husband's retirement choices

Women whose husbands take early retirement are more likely to retire early themselves, shows a new Norwegian study. But there is no evidence to suggest that men's decisions are influenced by their wife's choices.

How Etruscans reached the afterlife: orgasm, blood, and erotic dance

A Norwegian professor has proposed a new view of Etruscan death rituals.

An ageing population is good for us and the planet

Western society should embrace ageing and declining population growth, argue ecologists in a new scientific opinion article.

Circular economy offers new kind of consumerism

The world’s population is consuming more and more, as our numbers grow and people become more prosperous. But an increasing number of European countries want to change the way resources are consumed.

Here’s why you dread brainstorming at work

Brain storming and group think meetings could be killing off the very creativity that they intend to promote. Here’s how to make it work for everyone.