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Why do some consider public breastfeeding as inappropriate?

Norwegian researchers warn against increasing puritanism and less rights for mothers.

Climate change will make us sweat more and work less

Rising temperatures due to climate change will make us lazier and decrease productivity. It will hit GDP hard, say scientists.

Scandinavia’s oldest cup mark rock carvings discovered on Bornholm

Archaeologists have long suspected that Stone Age Scandinavians produced cup mark rock carvings, but until now they had no examples to prove it.

Greenland's sled dog population is decreasing rapidly

Greenland risks losing its unique sled dog culture as the number of dogs has been decreased by 50 per cent over the past 20 years.

Contacts more important than rich parents for nest-leavers

Young people who have a larger network move out of their parents’ homes earlier.

Easing the transition from kindergarten to primary school

Most children successfully make the leap from kindergarten to primary school. But not every six-year-old is looking forward to this change. Researchers say there is much that can and should be done to make the transition smoother.

Psychological impacts of terrorist attacks transcend borders

The terrorist attack by Anders Breivik in Norway in 2011 caused a dramatic increase in trauma- and stressor-related disorders in Denmark, concludes a new study.

Is Syria really a 'climate war'? We examined the links between drought, migration and conflict

OPINION: Putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors in determining a community’s vulnerability to environmental stress.

How to spot a liar

If someone copies your body language it might be a sign that they are lying to you.

Slow-TV boosts national identity and traditional values

OPINION: Those who watch are most engaged in video shots of Norwegian nature and in getting to know the country.

Job hunt: Middle aged and older – get cold shoulder

The chances of being considered for a job seem to drop significantly when applicants are in their 40s, even if they otherwise have identical qualifications as younger persons, according to a Swedish study.

Why is nobody convicted of genital mutilation in Norway?

All cases of genital mutilation reported from 2005 to 2016 have been dropped. Are police failing to handle these cases adequately?