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New discovery could rewrite Viking fortresses’ history

Pottery shards question conventional understanding of Denmark’s Viking ring fortresses.

Who reads the Bible in Norway?

A recent report on Bible use provides some answers.

Increasingly harder for teens to find employment

Or don’t Norwegian kids want to bother with work because their parents have become filthy rich?

Citizen Science: Help a Historian

If you want to help dig into the past, then check out these citizen science projects

How writers handle rejections

Some burn the rejection slips; others see this as an opportunity to try something utterly new.

Helping the helpers: supporting parents of children with disabilities

When Erik Sand and his wife had their third child 16 years ago, their lives changed forever. Their son, Simen, was born with Down’s syndrome with serious complications.

Police are on the streets while criminals are online

Police students are still taught to catch thieves on the streets, even though crime for monetary gain has moved to the Internet.

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.

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