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With kids in the house, mothers are less satisfied

A mother’s life satisfaction and relationship satisfaction goes downhill in the first years following pregnancy and birth, according to a new study of more than 67,000 women.

Vikings grew barley in Greenland

A sensational find at the bottom of an ancient rubbish heap in Greenland suggests that Vikings grew barley on the island 1,000 years ago.

Norwegian researchers encounter Chinese wall

Researchers in Norway feel China is taking retribution against them because the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 was awarded to the Chinese writer and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

Soviet prisoners of war in Second World War – nameless, until now

More than 13,700 prisoners of war from the Soviet Union died in Norway during the Second World War. Only a few were identified in the post-war years, but now names and graves are being matched.

The North is barbaric and sublime

Many associate the North with wealth and progress. But ancient stereotypes of barbaric Vikings and primitive ignorance are still alive and kicking, says Icelandic historian.

Ancient coins offer clues about medieval society

Norway’s economic system in the Middle Ages was more sophisticated than previously thought.

Girls use violence to gain respect

A pioneering study shows that some girls feel they gain respect by behaving aggressively and using violence.

Treatment of drug abuse: Here’s what works

Drug abuse among adolescents is best fought by a combination of family therapy and individual treatment in the early stages of the drug habit formation.

The war on drugs is lost

OPINION: Youths are in danger of choosing drugs rather than tackling life.

Software innovation: peripheral users are also key players

People at the periphery of a software user community, who also participate in other communities, contribute just as much to innovation as lead users, shows new research.

Unique find at Viking burial place

Archaelogists have discovered a unique horseman’s grave exceeding 100m2 at a Viking burial place in Denmark. Several other aristocrats’ graves from the time of Harald Bluetooth were also found.

Vietnamese farmers smell health risk of faeces

Vietnamese farmers fertilise the soil by spreading human excrement on the fields with their bare hands. But it is only the smell they believe to be a health risk.