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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.

Wanted: Artistic mathematicians

Apple is the successful convergence of tough mathematics and consumer empathy. Researcher fears the consequences of artistic souls turning their backs on math.

The people who changed Norway

About 4,400 years ago a boat came to Norway. The people aboard had shiny weapons, a foreign culture and a new economic system based on agriculture. The country would never be the same.

What will we look like in a million years?

What effect does evolution have on human beings, and what will we look like in the future? ScienceNordic gazes into the crystal ball to see what we can expect.

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What works best for back pain?

Your back is robust and you should use it. This is the message that many back patients are hearing from their doctor today. But is that enough? Do they recover more quickly if they receive more treatment, like physical therapy?