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Middle Ages' wealthy unknowingly poisoned themselves with lead

Medieval ceramics were laced with toxic lead oxide, which made wealthy city folk more susceptible to lead poisoning, says new research.

Growing concern about the economy in Norway

Voters punish politicians for hard times, and reward them for prosperity. Not so in Norway, where voters are unaffected by economy. But in the last election Norwegians seemed to worry about the state of the economy.

Building the best police force

Recruiters should consider personality over problem solving when looking for top police officer candidates, a Swedish study suggests.

Social media savvy for the service industries

How can “boring” products generate customer engagement on social media?

2014 was a record year for conflicts

Last year was probably the most violent one since the end of the Cold War.

Parents learn to listen to their depressed teens

Family-based therapy model focuses on fixing relationships before tackling depression.

Nazis used own laws on German-Norwegian homosexuals

Norwegian homosexual men were punished harder during the Second World War if their sexual partners were Germans.

All religions will come together in new research project

Better overview of all faiths is needed before we can understand what religion means for the development of society, say researchers behind world religion database.

Information cuts metro crowding

Often there might be enough room for everyone but passengers just don’t know it. So a little more information could make subway rides comfortable.

Norwegian managers are not popular in Thailand

Norwegian companies with branches in Thailand might do well to hire Swedes or Danes as middle managers. Norwegians in Thailand are seen as strict and critical.

Young political candidates are gaining ground

Researchers look at the effects of giving 16-year olds the right to vote in selected municipalities.

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.

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