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Recess improves student performance

Long school days are part of everyday life for many school kids, but it is important to give students time to recover, shows new study.

Unique jewellery from the British Isles found in Danish Viking grave

A Danish Viking burial site contains a buckle that may have come from Ireland or Scotland.

Young women long for children after they lose a parent

We still follow our parents lead when it comes to how many children we have and when we have them. But the loss of a parent can push us to start sooner.

Creative crisis in the university lecture hall

Passive teaching techniques scare creative thinkers from the classroom, a Norwegian study suggests.

Peer review is like a lottery

OPINION: Peer review is not the automatic seal of approval that it may seem. It depends more on what the journals want to publish.

Bodybuilders on drugs might be a case of male identity crisis

These pumped-up bodies may hide deep insecurities, according to one researcher.

Frustrated employees are more effective

Some amount of frustration can prompt us to take new initiatives and introduce new effective methods at work, shows new research.

How to agree on the kids when you disagree with your ex

Every third couple with kids experiences high levels of conflict when they break up. The current system of mediation in divorce cases isn’t working well enough for many of them, according to a new study.

Believing in a watchful God makes you more “moralistic”

The type of God you follow can determine how you behave towards other people, shows new research.

Behind every successful woman stands a strong man?

New research suggests that women entrepreneurs should find male allies to get the business ball rolling. At least if they want to increase their chances for investor support.

Did the Vikings use crystal 'sunstones' to discover America?

OPINION: Vikings may have used the interaction of sunlight with particular types of crystal to create a navigational aid that may even have worked in overcast conditions.

Old folks are keen internet users

Well over 40 percent of Norwegians in the age group 80 to 100 claim to use the internet daily or weekly.


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