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"Au pairs are underpaid maids”

Norwegian authorities describe the au pair scheme as cultural exchange. In reality, au pairs are professional housemaids with a salary as low as 69 Norwegian kroner an hour, according to researcher.

Be lightning smart!

During thunderstorms, when Thor the God of Thunder starts wielding his hammer, SINTEF researchers know exactly what you should and shouldn't do if you want to keep safe.

Uncovering the secrets of immune system invaders

Some bacteria and viruses take advantage of the way our immune system works to infect us. Researchers are uncovering the mechanisms by which this trickery takes place.

Should androids have the right to have children?

In contemporary science fiction, we often see robots passing themselves off as humans. Should they also have the right to reproduce?

Eating habits matter most when children gain weight

Some children gain weight faster than others. Eating habits seem to have far more to say than physical activity.

Is the Norwegian military ready for female soldiers?

There is still certain scepticism towards female soldiers in the Norwegian Armed Forces. According to researcher, changes have to be made before the first set of female conscripts arrive.

Shorter waiting time due to abortion pill

Nearly all abortions in Norway today are performed with the abortion pill Mifepristone. This has resulted in shorter waiting time, earlier abortions, and the possibility to have abortions at home.

Brexit and the UK’s future

What options are available for the Brits should they decide to leave the European Union? Some important lessons can be drawn from current non-members which enjoy the benefits of the EU’s internal market.

Design history provides clues about the future

Design is not merely creating something. Design can kill, and design can bring about global progress. Visions of a more sustainable future can be found in the history of design. Now these visions are being dug up.

Ecological food to have longer life

Have you heard about the method that keeps salmon fresh for a whole month, without the use of chemicals?
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