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Norwegians are happy to help others

Over 90 percent of people residing in Norway say they have someone they can ask for assistance. Be that help to carry a heavy object up stairs or someone to borrow money from.

P-value abuse distorts scientific publication

But other methods could be used to judge the significance of scientific conclusions.

Secrets and lies: The psychology of conspiracy theories

Belief in conspiracy theories can influence politics, health, the environment, and even job satisfaction. So what makes people believe them and what can we do about it?

P-values--abused but not abandoned

This statistical tool plays a central role in analysing data, but it is under attack.

Those who feel their own heartbeats are more generous

A new study shows an association between kind-heartedness and detecting one’s own heartbeats.

Denmark’s first Viking king printed in 3D

Full reconstruction of Gorm the Old reveals a strange growth on his neck.

How China reduced Europe’s carbon footprint

Recent policy changes in China probably have a much bigger effect on EU and U.S. carbon footprints than any other factor.

Babies can estimate likelihood

Infants are remarkably good at using information around them to figure out the likelihood of an event, according to a new study.

Thrifty medieval bailiffs accidentally saved Old Norse texts

Norwegian archivists have found hidden treasures in medieval accounting records, including a slightly different version of the saga of Olav the Holy. Now you can see them online.

Lost medieval village discovered in Denmark

The village was described in written sources from the Middle Ages but archaeologists have only just found the site.

Genome editing: Are we opening a back door to eugenics?

We need to talk about the ethical aspects of CRISPR to control where we go from here.

Terror and Trump have transformed Norwegian travel habits

Over half of Norway’s 5.5 million inhabitants plan to travel abroad sometime this winter. Fewer Norwegians want to travel to the USA. The UK is the strongest attraction.

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Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.