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Modern-day Vikings (and their neighbours) eat dinner at home

How have the eating habits of the Nordic countries changed over the decades? Mostly for the better, but with a few exceptions, a new study has shown.

Alcohol’s role in the relationship between Sweden and Norway

Neighbouring countries often have interesting relationships— think France and Germany, or the USA and Canada. Norway and Sweden are no exception — especially when it comes to alcohol.

Scientists have found 10 000-year-old Scandinavian genes in prehistoric gum

These small lumps of pitch were chewed 10 000 years ago by people living in what is now Sweden. But who were these people?

Therapy can help men stop domestic violence

It is not given that violent men who get therapy will stop their behaviour. A decisive factor for success is that the therapist and the client have a common understanding of the problem, according to researcher Bente Lømo.

What the Swedes learned from the terrorist attack in Stockholm

Five people were killed and ten injured when a terrorist drove a truck into the crowd in central Stockholm on 7 April 2017.

The EU raises the standard of Norwegian gender equality policies

That the EU affects Norwegian gender equality policies has mostly proven to be a good thing. But an individual-oriented policy puts pressure on the social democratic approach, say researchers.

Why do Norway and Greece have radically different traffic mortality rates?

Social norms explain some of the dramatic difference.

Men are stricter than women when it comes to sick leave

More men than women find it unacceptable to stay home when work is stressful or they’ve just had a breakup, a new study shows. Other studies suggest the opposite.

Why boys get poor grades

A Norwegian school researcher may have found an explanation.

Doping scandal covered very differently by Swedish and Norwegian media

There’s a long-standing rivalry between Sweden and Norway that plays out in sports competitions, such as Nordic skiing. When one of Norway’s biggest cross-country skiing stars tested positive for doping, the Swedish press covered the matter much more aggressively than Norwegian journalists.

Cyclists and long wait times at traffic lights discourage pedestrians

Walking is good for people and the environment. So how do cities encourage people to walk more?

Bob Dylan’s poetry has its roots in the Bible

Musician and 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan surprised many people with his evangelical Christian period. But the poet has been inspired by Christianity throughout his career, even in his protest songs.

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