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What made the Vikings so superior in warfare?

We travel back in time to study the tactics of the Norse warriors.

Asylum-seeking children get poorer

Families at reception centres for asylum seekers have already lived in poverty for many years, but are now trailing even further behind the general population in Norway.

How the US built a mysterious military camp under the Greenland ice sheet

New book tackles the Cold War debacle over US military activities in Greenland.

Norwegian equality measures criticised by experts

Norway met criticism from the UN for its lack of efforts on matters of gender equality. There is now a hope that the critique may contribute to the implementation of important measures.

Mysterious Stone Age rock shows up on Danish Island

Why did Stone Age people carve images of the sun, fields, and spider webs onto small stones?

Many elderly live in silence about home violence and abuse

A large share of elderly persons experience their closest relatives or spouses as violent. Few talk about it.

Was rape common in the Middle Ages?

TV shows such as "Game of Thrones" on HBO and "Norsemen" depict rape as having been commonplace in the past. But is that correct?

How does Denmark have better healthcare than the US for less money?

OPINION: Forget healthcare policy, it’s the culture.

The Reformation transformed the aristocracy from warriors to bureaucrats

As the king consolidated power, the ruling class adapted to maintain its influence.

If it sounds and smells good, it helps us buy

Customers lingered longer and bought more based on the atmosphere in the store.

New study counters social media fears

The fear that Facebook and Twitter spread fake news seems exaggerated.

Norwegians are happy to help others

Over 90 percent of people residing in Norway say they have someone they can ask for assistance. Be that help to carry a heavy object up stairs or someone to borrow money from.

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