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Oslo Cathedral was a likely focal point for grief

Oslo Cathedral quickly became a national site for expressing bereavement after the terror attack in Norway last year. People return to religion when faced with death and chaos, says researcher.

Bronze Age people with a mine of their own

Copper mining has a long history in Norway, with mines being established from late 15th century onwards. But the industry might be a lot older - stretching all the way back to the Bronze Age.

Game-based sex education

New method that utilises how our brain processes memories forms the basis of a new game-based learning system.

Political views affected 22 July commemoration

Despite vows to put politics aside after the Norwegian terror attacks 22 July 2011, people's political views did influence their participation in commemorating the victims.

To women, designer bags are packed with sex appeal

The Gucci bag oozes sex – at least to women, who use the bags to exude femininity and sensuality. These subtle sexual undertones are, however, lost on their male admirers.

Convenience food – easy to eat and hard to swallow

Time-squeezed Norwegians gobble up ready-to-eat meals like crazy. But not without guilt pangs.

Dope leads to dungeon and the dole

Cannabis smoking can give you a heart attack and it increases the odds that you’ll be spending more time behind bars or queuing up in welfare lines. Researchers are less certain about other harmful effects.

Japanese and Norwegians: a meeting of minds

They might seem poles apart in how they communicate, but Japanese and Norwegian businesspeople turn out to be surprisingly alike.

Norwegians worry about gay and lesbian parenthood

Although most Norwegians support same-sex marriage, only a minority give their full support to gay and lesbian couples’ right to adopt children.

Your Danish friend may be a witch

Witches in present-day Denmark keep their craft secret – and one in four of them is probably a man.

What makes ’Borgen’ and ’The Killing’ special?

The popular Danish TV series ’Borgen’ and ’The Killing’ are highly complex fictional series with elements of reality. This explains why viewers around the world prefer them to one-dimensional series without multiple layers.

Young and old use social media for surprisingly different reasons

Young and old Norwegians have different reasons for using social media websites, but younger users are becoming bored with social networks.