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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.

Striking settlement pattern differences among immigrants in Norway and Sweden

Immigrants from non-European countries tend to be more dispersed throughout the country in Norway than they are in Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Online bullying can cause post-traumatic stress-like symptoms

Many children and young adults have their mobile phones with them when they go to sleep. Some find it absolutely necessary. They never know when they will get a message from a bully.

God's own weapons: Danish foreign fighters tell why they are fighting for jihad

A Danish scientist has followed six Danish foreign fighters to try to understand, what makes people leave security and safety in Denmark to go to war in the Middle East.

One of four LGBT people experience hate speech

A new report shows that twice as many LGBT people are victims of discrimination and exclusion as the rest of the population. The risk increases even more among those with minority characteristics.

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?