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Nobel laureates at ESOF2014

Five Nobel Prize winners will be among the speakers at ESOF2014, Europe’s largest forum for interdisciplinary science, which kicks off in Copenhagen in June.

Shame, anger and vulnerability behind men’s suicides

Six young men commit suicide in Norway every month. This number has remained steady for years. Researchers are tracking down the cause.

Faulty focus in school field trips

Fieldwork is supposed to help pupils learn to put their earth sciences theories into practice. Why then, do high school students struggle with practical tasks that primary school kids manage fine?

Coal is still king in Norwegian arctic community

The economy of Svalbard, the Norwegian arctic archipelago that lies between the country's mainland and the North Pole, is still dominated by coal even as its value dwindles and employment in the mines drops.

Why do we brush our teeth in cold water?

We wash dishes, clothes and our bodies in warm water – yet we turn the tap to cold when it comes to our teeth. Why?

Weak students don’t benefit from excessive praise

Offering exaggerated praise to a child who has learning difficulties does not increase his or her motivation. False compliments can often be counterproductive.

Young cancer survivors too often end up on public benefits

Children and adolescents who have suffered brain tumours, leukaemia or bone and muscle tissue cancer are all too likely to get permanently side-tracked from prospective educations and careers.

Nordic people drank wine 3,000 years ago

Researchers have found traces of wine in jars, dating back to 1100 BC. The finds suggest that wine was imported long before previously thought.

Peacekeeping from cyberspace

YouTube videos, data about the location of mobile phones and volunteers who translate and make maps via digital networking are some of the new tools that are bolstering peacekeeping forces, according to a Norwegian researcher.

Fascist terror stifled immigration debate

In the months following the terrorist attacks of July 2011, Norwegian media curbed their immigration coverage, which stifled political criticism and focus on issues such as immigrant criminality.

Half of all foster kids in Norway have mental disorders

Researchers think Norwegian legislation and the organization of the country’s child welfare services might be part of the problem.

Teen fitness lowers heart attacks later in life

Men who are in good physical shape as 18-year-olds are less likely to have serious heart problems later as adults.

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