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Terror and Trump have transformed Norwegian travel habits

Over half of Norway’s 5.5 million inhabitants plan to travel abroad sometime this winter. Fewer Norwegians want to travel to the USA. The UK is the strongest attraction.

Pupils from elite schools still rule

The “Old Boys” club still controls the UK.

Soon computers can decipher your great grandmother’s scribbles

A program that can recognise old handwriting will soon be introduced in Denmark. Historians describe it as revolutionary and fantastic.

Society scorns fat people says sociologist

We often speak of a worldwide obesity epidemic. A Swedish researcher calls it a stigmatization of fat people.

Sulphuric acid was the bedrock of the Industrial Revolution

And it is still used in fertilisers the world over today.

Design may alter gender stereotypes

Subconscious attitudes towards women and men affect design. According to researcher Nina Lysbakken, designers need to be aware of their own power to shape ideas about gender.

Norwegians tend to like their jobs

A common complaint in Norway is that the climate at the workplace has grown harsher. A new study, however, indicates that most Norwegians enjoy their jobs more than the average European.

Helping refugees integrate through work

Norwegian authorities are pouring money into teaching Norwegian to asylum seekers, but many immigrants fail to learn the language. A new report says less time in the classroom may be the answer.

Young people use prescription medicine to boost academic performance

Student: “You either succeed or you’re nothing.”

What we (don’t) know about gender differences in the brain

COMMENT: A Google engineer was recently laid off for writing that biological differences explain why more men than women work in the tech industry. A neurobiologist and science journalist in Denmark agreed with him – but are they right?

Pompeii residents were screwed before the volcanic eruption

A water pipe from Pompeii had alarmingly high levels of toxic chemicals.

Sex Purchase Act has altered Swedes’ attitudes towards prostitution

While the number of Swedes supporting the sex purchase ban is rising, more people also feel positive towards a ban on selling sex. Thus, the goal of transferring stigma from seller to buyer is still not achieved.

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