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Few Norwegians drawn into new sharing economy

Many are familiar with the concept of the sharing economy and most have now heard of Airbnb and Uber. But to so far, few Norwegians have shared their homes, cars or other possessions.

Lone-wolf terrorists can be tracked

Lone-wolf terrorists are often on the periphery of radicalized environments, shows new research. This could help authorities to forestall future attacks.

Social programs fail to aid at-risk youth

Different support services in Norway operate side by side, but lack of communication prevents youth from getting the help they need.

1,750 skeletons tell stories of life during the industrial revolution

Analyses of bones unearthed during Copenhagen’s metro expansion are revealing details of everyday life and living conditions during the industrial revolution.

Gamers gain points in English

It might seem like a lot of bang-bang nonsense to parents, but Swedish and Norwegian teens drawn to action and role-play computer games have been found to progress in English.

Finding predictability in car brand loyalty

Car brand loyalty involves more than customer satisfaction, it turns out. A new study examines the past purchases of 9000 Norwegian car owners for buying patterns.

Policing weekend drinking binges gets old for officers

Multiple variables play into whether you get arrested or not — among them a police officer’s temperament. Some are more patient than others.

Most food waste from households

Large amounts of food go to waste. Some is disposed of by producers and retailers. But more is tossed out at the consumption stage – by the likes of you and me.

Ambiguous bosses cause recruits to quit

Newly hired employees are often unclear about what is expected of them, according to a new study.

Super villains help prevent evil in the world

Pop culture villains confirm our sense of right and wrong, shows new research.

Lo and Behold! Doctors dig Dylan

Medical researchers seem disposed to borrowing from Bob Dylan’s copious output of lyrics. This has resulted in papers with titles like “Knockin’ on pollen’s door”.

How we recall the details of a good book

We retain the main aspects of the plot in a coherent story. But an erratic tale shifts our attention to the nuances, shows new research.

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How to avoid insulting co-workers in other countries

Irritation, frustration and misunderstandings can arise when employees in Norwegian companies communicate with colleagues abroad. Poor English can cause more confusion than cultural differences, according to a Norwegian researcher.