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Make your baby bilingual

Linguists say it’s never too early to learn two languages.

Old study gives new insight into life expectancy

Almost 16,000 Norwegian men have been monitored over more than four decades to study life expectancy and its links to smoking, blood pressure and obesity.

Trust creates a welfare state – not vice versa

The Scandinavian welfare model cannot be exported to other countries because the fundamental trust required for such a system to function is unique to the Nordic countries.

Which winter sport is the riskiest?

The ski jumpers dream of new records in today's Ski-Flying World Championship. Norway only managed a disappointing 9th place in the World Cup Super G skiing race in Switzerland yesterday. But behind the records and achievements of winter sports are injuries and accidents.

Serial criminals could be punished less harshly

It can be logically argued that repeat offenders should be punished less harshly than today because society hinders the criminal in living a normal life, say philosophers in a new anthology which turns the punishment debate on its head.

When negativity doesn’t pull the news through

A news journalist has devoted her master’s thesis in psychology to bringing positivity back to journalism, replacing the negativity that is driving readers away.

Health and lifestyle campaigns miss the target

Campaigns designed to make us live healthier lives assume that we don’t live healthily because we don’t know any better. But they miss the target as other lifestyle factors play a role.

Organic tools found in Stone Age camp

Sensational new archaeological find reveals paddles and bow in underwater Stone Age settlement

School screening tests misused

Screening tests designed to spot pupils who need extra assistance in reading, are used to rank schools. Also pupils are trained specifically for the tests to maximise their scores, claims Norwegian reading expert.

China has inspired us since Enlightenment

Europe and the USA are stagnating economically, while China thunders ahead. Can we learn anything from China? New research shows the West has been inspired by China since the Age of Enlightenment.

Double standards for the internet hurt users

Western politicians praise the internet as a tool in the fight against authoritarian regimes – so why do they limit access to the web by registering users and censoring content?

Measuring the fear of immigrants

In many European countries there are negative attitudes towards immigrants, which may be due to fear. Now a team of researchers have developed a tool to measure xenophobia.