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Female gamers risk weight gains

Young women who play computer games an hour or more per day have a higher chance of getting fat than ones who don’t. The Swedish study oddly found no comparable results among male gamers.

The power of popularity: impact of the cool kids on teaching

Pupils who are popular dominate more than the halls and yards of the school campus. They also have the greatest influence on teaching in the classroom.

Archaeological discovery in Sweden reveals site of Stone Age rituals

Archaeologists unearth a 9,000-year-old ritual site in a Swedish cave on an island with a long history of superstition and witchcraft.

The art behind the perfect pause

Research shows that a half second can do the trick.

Archaeological breakthrough could solve the mystery of Greenland’s Vikings

Archaeologists develop new method, which might finally tell us why the Vikings migrated to Greenland.

Internet sparks local political engagement

Social media are among the new forms of e-democracy that are taking hold in Norway and elsewhere. And the public increasingly expects online access to their politicians and communities.

Trust makes our hearts beat as one

People who trust each other often find their hearts beat in step with one another when collaborating on a task. Scientists are puzzled by the phenomenon.

Wrong type of praise can be demotivating

Positive feedback can cause stress and influence performance negatively, shows Swedish study.

Offering free kindergarten is only a first step

Low-income families in Norway are offered 20 hours of free kindergarten a week, but more services are needed to even out inequalities among school children, says researcher.

How Alice in Wonderland helped make skin disease more understandable

Scientists should share their research in more creative ways, says scientist who turned her PhD thesis on skin disease into an adventurous video.

Combatting abuse of elderly requires collaborative solutions

Older people are being harassed and terrorized by their own children and grandchildren. Few people know about it and when they do, they seldom intervene.

Norwegians have a growing interest in discussing politics

A good old-fashioned political conversation stands firm, despite the rise of new media.