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Rap music has found a place in Norwegian culture

Norwegian rap music is no longer a mere copy of the American genre, according to a researcher.

Culture and legislation challenge divorces among Danish Turks

Relations to Denmark play an unexpected strategic role in divorces between ethnic Turks, shows new research.

Culture not the main culprit in domestic violence against minority children in the Nordic countries

Children with minority backgrounds are more frequently subjected to violence at home than ethnic Nordic kids. Poverty and social status are stronger contributing risk factors than foreign cultures, according to researchers.

How Norwegians became ocean bathers

Holidays on the coast are now the most popular vacation form in Norway. But Norwegians were late among Europeans to adopt a liking for saltwater, the cries of seagulls and tanned skin.

Rich boys more competitive in economic experiments

Whereas the gender difference in competitiveness is large among adolescents with high-educated parents, it is non-existent among those from the least educated parents.

We no longer really listen to music

Researchers believe it's about time we reclaim the listening experience and pay more attention to it in musicology.

Fishing: Big increase in catch-and-release

Anglers have in the last few years become steadily more likely to release their catches after reeling them in. Most of these fish survive the ordeal, but it is far from painless.

Eurovision Song Contest to be part of Denmark's cultural heritage

Danish researchers are harvesting the internet for all information about this year's Eurovision Song. Contest The goal is to ensure good historical research - but the researchers are also learning to predict the winner several months in advance.

Failed campaigns against female genital mutilation

International organisations that campaign against female genital mutilation are being met with scepticism. Changes must come from within, says researcher.

Infants from immigrant group at risk

Stillbirths and infant deaths occur twice as often among the offspring of ethnic Pakistani couples in Norway than in ethnic Norwegians.