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Migrants are their country’s best and brightest

People who choose to emigrate are those with the best education, new research shows. This flies in the face of popular opinion.

Common cell type found in autoimmune diseases

Immune cells at the centre of coeliac disease have been found in patients with other autoimmune diseases. These results give hope of finding the cause of a number of diseases.

Men sometimes act less interested in sex – in order to get it

In a new study, women said they acted a little more interested in sex than they really were. Men are the ones who apparently play cool most often.

What do the animals in stave church ornamentation signify?

The richly decorated portal at Urnes stave church has often been interpreted in light of paganism. That’s wrong, according to a new stave church study.

Check your baggage for alien species before visiting the Arctic

Are you travelling to the Arctic? Seeds, insects and parasites can travel with you as stowaways without your knowledge. This bear explains how you can avoid bringing unwanted species that can threaten the vulnerable Arctic environment.

Toss it if it’s 481 years old – but not if it’s a year older

Norway conserves archaeological finds from 1537, but not when they’re from 1538 or later. That means we know less about people’s everyday lives during the last 481 years.

Perceived emotional support from the teacher is associated with higher achievement in reading

A recent Norwegian study shows strong associations between first grade students feeling liked and respected by their teacher, and their achievement in reading.

How music listening effects the climate

CD listening has been replaced by music streaming. Has the change in music consumption been good for the climate? The answer might surprise you.

Video works best when it is adapted

The patients' needs determine whether video use in hospital treatment is sustainable. Sometimes it is easier to make a phone call than talk to the doctor on video, research shows.

Youth are inactive for too long

Children and adolescents have not become more active, despite the clear goal to increase physical activity. The World Health Organization’s goal of more physical activity to curb many diseases is facing failure.
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