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Men’s violence towards women is not only about power

The majority of men who use violence towards their partner struggle with serious mental issues. We need to look at more than just the power relations between the sexes to understand domestic violence, says researcher.

Punished without trial for sleeping with the Germans

While Norway officially flaunted itself by bringing war criminals before court in the trials succeeding World War II, the so-called German whores were punished without trial although no crime had been committed.

Historic environmental awareness is changing China

In China, there has been an explosion of interest in the environment. Extreme air pollution is driving new formats of interaction between the political authorities and the people.

Documenting how dementia sufferers benefit from GPS

A new study of 200 dementia sufferers in Norway reveals that almost all experience greater peace of mind and do more physical activity when using GPS devices.

Film music captivates us

Sound and music in films do more than merely enhance our experience of a film's narrative. They can also affect the ways in which we perceive ourselves and how we act.

What does the average Norwegian think about climate-related issues?

Using a new method, researchers discovered that so-called climate sceptics are more ambivalent about climate issues than previously assumed.

The Arctic is getting wetter

In the last few winters, the airport in Longyearbyen in Svalbard was often closed because of rain. One of the major issues climate researchers deal with is how precipitation changes as the temperatures are rising all over the Arctic.

Translators leave strong imprints on literature

We read novels in translation with an idea that we are reading the original text. And that is the way we want it, according to researcher.

How bats fly

Bats fly at night to avoid being eaten by birds of prey. Despite poor visibility, darkness and ambient noise, bats capture their prey with amazing precision.

Future help for stroke patients with language problems

Brain researchers have found a new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem. The result may be individualised treatment for each patient.
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