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Climate refugees hard hit by unclear laws

Several hundred million people will have fled their homes by the end of this century due to climate change. Still, the laws affecting these refugees are unclear.

Sperm cells compete in a never-ending race

Promiscuous bird species have less variation in their sperm cells. The explanation is the fierce competition that occurs between sperm cells when more than one male mates with the same female.

Association between cannabis use and violence

A study of Norwegian youths reveals an association between cannabis use and violence. If the frequency of cannabis use is doubled, the incidence of violent behaviour rises by 4 percent.

Education to fight the postnatal death rates in Uganda

"Postnatal death rates are far too high, both for babies and mothers," says Olive Norah Nabacwa. She wants to help raise the standard of the nursing profession and midwifery practices in Uganda.

An historical look at meditation

Nowadays, numerous people meditate without a religious purpose, but the word "meditation" does in fact come from Christianity.

On the hunt for new antibiotics

An increasing number of life-threatening bacteria are becoming multi-resistant. Scientists from Norway and Denmark have united in their mission to outsmart the pathogens.

Beer brewing – from tradition to trend

There is a renewed interest in micro-brewing in Norway. Tradition and history are important ingredients. While taste is more important than ever.

'We need to develop new vaccines'

Scientists are in a constant arms race against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Their goal is to develop vaccines that will last throughout our lives.

Young ME sufferers feel forgotten

Being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome would be a challenge for anyone. Although, it might be particularly difficult for adolescents who should be out and about with their peers.

Wind power could cover Norway’s energy needs 20 times

University professor believes that Norway should make use of the country's untapped potential in wind power. Not everybody agrees with him.
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Herpes causes fatal tumours in sea turtles

The herpes virus has long been thought to cause sea turtles to develop fatal tumours. Although the number of the world’s sea turtles developing tumours has been decreasing since the 90s, a new study shows this doesn’t mean that turtles are rid of herpes.