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Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

New research shows that human hunting makes bears change their eating patterns.

The enigma of early Norwegian iron production

Ancient Norwegians made top-quality iron. But where did the knowledge to make this iron come from? An NTNU professor emeritus may have solved this riddle.

What do we do with boys who can’t read?

Boys are much worse at reading than girls. The disparities have been quite consistent over 15 years. New insights may give hope – if they’re put to use.

Goldfish produce alcohol to survive the winter

A new study of how goldfish survive frozen winters without oxygen by producing alcohol may shed light on alcohol resistance mechanisms.

Low-income earners skip going to the dentist

The financial crisis in Europe has led to fewer people with low incomes going to the dentist. This is also the case in Norway.

Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's

Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers at the University of Bergen have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Lawyers in problematic dual role as arbitrators

New research shows that a small group, of almost exclusively Western men, shift seamlessly between different roles as arbitrator and lawyer in the settlement of multi-million dollar disputes between states and foreign investors.

Tomorrow’s fish farms will be unmanned

Robotics technology is making inroads into the aquaculture sector, making it possible to regulate facilities from onshore.

How to practice the right way

Now we know more about how to get really good at something. This is especially useful for people who are engaged in helping others to develop skills and knowledge — and for parents.

Sufficient levels of fatty acids - without eating fish

Bhaktapur is nearly 1,000 kilometres away from the nearest ocean. Nevertheless, the Nepalese have good levels of marine fatty acids in their blood. The reason for this is a mystery to scientists.
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