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How to get better grades

If you choose the right learning strategy, you can improve your grades.

How to keep the best ones

How can an organisation hold onto the employees they don’t want to lose? Make sure they have work that gives them joy and meaning, a Norwegian study shows.

Ice makes snow white, blue, and creaky

It falls every year, but did you know that snow is ice? Ice expert Christer Jonasson from Sweden, explains the properties of the white flakes.

Risk of asthma added

Cleaning products and paints increase the risk of asthma and allergies in children.

Deciphering Svalbard’s climate history

At most times of year, you have to be prepared for very low temperatures when staying in Norway’s Arctic archipelago, Svalbard. But the weather is in fact much milder there today than it was in the 1800s.

Board evaluations mostly for show

Listed companies conduct board evaluations because they are expected to. The evaluations contribute little towards making boards more efficient.

Better skiing without wax

Skiing is a popular sport in the Nordic countries. Research now shows that you get better glide without wax. This is a controversial finding.

CSR as corporate fashion

Companies are talking about and reporting on corporate social responsibility as never before. This doesn’t mean companies act any differently, a doctorate study indicates.

The ambiguity of sustainable seafood

Norwegian companies who sell seafood to Europe have to deal with many different ecolabels and requirements.

Eradicating the spores

Spore-forming bacteria are one of the greatest microbial challenges to food safety in ready meals, and a single heat treatment at 70–80° C can in fact stimulate the growth of certain bacteria. But could a double heat treatment of ready meals increase the safety?
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Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.