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What happens to girls and boys in gender-neutral preschools?

In some Swedish preschool programs, the children are addressed with a recently coined gender-neutral pronoun rather than as she or he. Researchers have now investigated whether this practice makes the children more untraditional.

A Bronze Age grape shakes up history

A small grape seed has set a remarkable archaeological record and casts new light on Scandinavia’s contact with southern Europe during the Bronze Age.

We need to talk to the elderly about life’s end

Many nursing homes don’t begin the conversation early enough about what elderly patients would like out of their last few months and years of life. Instead, that conversation often takes place between the patient’s family after the patient is very sick or dying.

Try these citizen science projects and help health researchers

Take part in one of these citizen science projects and help to develop new medicines, cure rare diseases, or find out how we age.

Most immigrants trust the system

Immigrants have more confidence in Norway’s political system than the general populace does – with a few exceptions.

Taste can improve cancer patients’ quality of life

Chemotherapy patients often lack the ability to taste food during and after treatment. A chef and a team of scientists aim to change this and boost patients’ quality of life.

Why thinking beyond money is vital for solving the poverty puzzle

OPINION: Conventional development interventions that ignore nature and culture can reinforce poverty. A new concept known as the "poverty cube" could help donor agencies better integrate poverty, environment and culture in their thinking and development planning.

Teaching children to think critically about health

Norwegian researchers have helped teach children in Uganda to be sceptical of purported health cures and treatments. It turns out that Norwegian children could use the same kind of training.

Men run more slowly than they think

Men embellish and overestimate, while women have a more realistic idea of how fast they can run.

Citizen science: How you can help scientists

Scientists need you! Sign up for a citizen science project and help to make all of us that little bit smarter.

800-year-old well casts new light on medieval murder

How did a young woman come to be buried on unconsecrated ground almost 1,000 years ago? A new archaeological discovery could cast light over the story.

Until infidelity or impotence do us part – the history of divorce in Norway

The history of divorce reveals hidden stories of love, domestic violence and societal ideals for a healthy marriage.