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Arguments over religious tolerance haven’t progressed in 400 years

You might think that the heated debate over niqabs, burkinis and other expressions of religious beliefs are a sign of the times. But you would be wrong. As early as the 1600s, major European thinkers disagreed over the meaning of free speech and religious tolerance.

Trump win could be dramatic for Norwegian economy

Norwegian researchers think a President Trump could trigger a trade war and stagnation that would have an impact on Norway.

Piecing together bits of Norway’s medieval history

Researchers at Norway’s National Archives and National Library are making new discoveries in centuries-old pieces of documents used to reinforce ledgers.

The Danish concept of 'hygge'--and why it's their latest successful export

Hygge is an integral part of Danish culture and it is now taking the world by storm. But do you really know what it is, and can you even pronounce it?

Why did the Vikings take hostages?

Sometimes the captives spent their whole lives together with the hostage-takers.

Counting the years the Viking way

How did Norway keep track of time before it adopted the modern calendar?

Horror games can be more frightening than movies

Want a good scare? Opt for a scary video game instead of a traditional horror movie, suggests new study.

Archaeologists discover a Viking toolbox

Follow the archaeologists’ work as they pry into a 1,000-years-old Viking toolbox.

Iceland's crowd-sourced constitution: hope for disillusioned voters everywhere

OPINION: In a time where trust in politics is at an all time low, Iceland takes a proactive approach that might serve as a lesson to the rest of the world.

Why Donald Trump is winning over many American Hindus

OPINION: One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are more complex questions.

Archaeologist discovers a new style of Viking combat

Experimental archaeologists donned their armour and took to the battlefield to test out shield fighting techniques.

Has Shabaab been weakened for good?

OPINION: The answer is 'yes' and 'no', according to Norwegian researcher.

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