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1,000-year-old Viking toilet uncovered in Denmark

A deep hole containing human faeces has been discovered at a Viking settlement in Denmark. Is this Denmark’s oldest toilet?

Norwegian PhD candidates are content

Postgraduate doctoral degree candidates are more satisfied with their educational and future prospects than they were a few years ago.

Q&A: Professor Brian Cox talks scicomm

What is good science communication and how do you convey science in a time of fake and alternative news? A Q&A with particle physicist, author, and TV presenter Brian Cox.

Long term funding cuts put the squeeze on DMI

Asking a national meteorological institution to save two per cent each year is the wrong way to go, say scientists and industry professionals.

International PISA tests show how evidence-based policy can go wrong

OPINION: PISA gives scores to participating countries so they can be ranked from best to worst for the skills measured, as well as measuring how they stand globally over all skills. Too much importance is being given to these scores and rankings.

Women better than men at consoling victims of violence

New research shows that our social relationships are crucial in deciding whether people offer a comforting hug to victims of violence.

Sami victims of violence do not seek help

People with Sami background who experience domestic violence seek help from the authorities less often than other Norwegians. A new report has looked at what may be done.

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.

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