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The Sami never sold their souls

From the middle of the 1800s to the end of the Second World War, it was possible to see living Sami people on exhibit.

Small income disparities lead to faster mobile growth

The combination of income level and distribution explains why some countries are adopting new mobile services quicker than others.

Names are not as local as you might think

Njål might sound like an ancient Norwegian name to native Norwegian speakers, but the name has an Irish background. The same is true for other "Norwegian" names.

Forecasting Malaria

A new model for forecasting malaria epidemics is developed by researchers from Ethiopia and Norway.

Mobile phones as a social means of education

Mobile phones can be used in education just as computers can. They can for instance serve as social tools that pupils use to develop one another’s projects. Mobile phone games can also enhance learning.

Tagging wild salmon into the deep north

The use of satellite tagging has allowed researchers to uncover many of the wild salmon's secrets.

Ferryboats as mobile lab assistants

By attaching sampling devices to ferries and ships on regular routes around the globe, researchers can detect the smallest amounts of environmental contaminants.

What is unacceptable speech?

The public debate in Norway after the terror attacks in 2011 has focused on what kinds of speech and offensive remarks we must allow and tolerate.

Carrot but no stick for a healthy child

Obesity among children has long been a rising problem in large parts of the world. Strict rules can make them less healthy.

Turns water into oxygen at the speed of photosynthesis

Researchers have managed to construct a molecular catalyzer that can oxidize water to oxygen very rapidly. This could lead to more efficient solutions for converting and storing solar energy.
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