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Testosterone improved women’s sense of direction

But they didn’t reach their target destinations any quicker.

Men have the best sense of direction

But when women got a drop of testosterone under the tongue, several of them were able to orient themselves better in the four cardinal directions.

Women are greener in traffic

Swedish researchers think the planet might be less threatened by air pollution from cars if more men followed the example of women.

All boys are not poor school achievers, and all girls are not smart pupils

According to a new doctoral thesis, the answer to why pupils perform differently in school is not found by looking at girls and boys as separate groups.

More international researchers, but unevenly distributed

The number of international researchers in Norway has exploded in the past 10 years. This is in keeping with official targets, but we still know little about what this means for the future of Norwegian research.

Attacking “state feminism” on multiple fronts

Men, Muslims and conservative women appear to have formed a united effort in Norway's newspapers against the feminist values that dominate official policies. But it’s unclear what the “state feminism” they oppose really is.

Smoking causes damage to the Y chromosome

New research may explain why smoking causes several types of cancer in men.

Children of immigrants choose gender equality

The Norwegian-Pakistani daughters are raised by stay-at-home mothers in gender traditional homes. But following in their mothers footsteps is not an option. Even after having children, they return to their paid jobs.

Slowly but surely more women at the top in Norwegian academia

Over half of the academic staff in lower level positions in Norwegian academia – research fellows, assistant professors and associate professors – are women. However, women comprise only 25 percent of the professors.

The unique Norwegian female sports heroes

In Norwegian handball, the women dominate the scene completely.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.