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Why Danes dance ’les Lanciers’

Danes are the only nation in the world to dance the ballroom dance ’les Lanciers’. Part of the explanation for its continued popularity can actually be traced to Beverly Hills 90210.

Artistic ambition, migrant background

Choosing an artistic career is challenging – particularly with immigrant parents who often see this as a step backwards, research shows.

Brewing Stone Age beer

Beer enthusiasts are using a barn in Norway’s Akershus County to brew a special ale which has scientific pretensions and roots back to the dawn of human culture.

Back to the unnatural

Idyllic Norwegian nature isn’t completely natural. Much of it has been formed through centuries of forestry, farming and animal husbandry. Do we want to return to our scenic but impacted landscapes, or should we let the woods return?

No dogmas: the new Nordic Christianity

A new version of Christianity is emerging in Nordic countries, replacing church authority and dogma with individual reflection and beliefs.

Oslo Cathedral was a likely focal point for grief

Oslo Cathedral quickly became a national site for expressing bereavement after the terror attack in Norway last year. People return to religion when faced with death and chaos, says researcher.

Blocking the effects of heroin

The euphoric effects of heroin can be blocked using a drug called naltrexone.

Japanese and Norwegians: a meeting of minds

They might seem poles apart in how they communicate, but Japanese and Norwegian businesspeople turn out to be surprisingly alike.

Immigration in the Stone Age

Scandinavia changed dramatically when a migrant wave occured more than 4,000 years ago. People were put under pressure to change fast.

Stay in control or display emotions?

Different cultures express emotions in various manners. Indonesians and Norwegians, for example, grieve in very different ways.