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Public libraries promote inclusion

Loan statistics go down, but more people visit the libraries. In an increasingly multicultural society, libraries are more important than ever before.

Fishermen want cod

Better prices cause the coastal fleet to prioritise cod over haddock and saithe.

Equal opportunities at a standstill

Gender balance in the labour market has improved little in Norway over the last 20 years, but there is a growing proportion of female managers.

Research data becomes Russian state secret

Russian authorities have seized Norwegian research data from the Barents Sea as they insist that it contains top-secret information. After three and a half years, the researchers still haven’t received their data or the equipment.

When hallucinatory voices suppress real ones

A brain mechanism in patients who hear inner voices prevents them from hearing real ones. A simple electronic application may help the patient learn to shift focus.

Omega-3 and 6 for premature babies

Premature babies are at greater risk of abnormal cognitive development and also have a higher incidence of concentration problems. Extra supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 in breast milk may benefit their development.

Cod grow larger with more light

Light conditions affect not only a cod’s puberty, but also its muscular development and ultimately its full size. The search for the optimal growth genes is on.

Immune cells from healthy people pulverise cancer

Immune cells from healthy individuals could be the new immune cure for cancer. This treatment can kill cancer cells without destroying neighbouring cells.

Dreams of a welfare state

Women in Southern Europe would like to live in a Nordic-style welfare state to improve their opportunities. But the financial crisis has made their dreams less realistic than ever.

World’s most claustrophobic lab

Two hundred metres below a Norwegian glacier, researchers take samples while the laboratory melts slowly over their heads.
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