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Traditional gender roles are still prevalent in early kindergartens

Staff in kindergartens expect boys to be physical and active when playing, while the girls must be quieter and calmer, says a study.

Wildlife in highway ditches needs detoxing

When rain pours down on roads, slops of dust and contaminants drain into the road trenches. How does this affect wildlife living by the road?

Self-Discipline vs. Motivation in Sports

To succeed as an athlete you need both strong discipline and a lot of motivation – but what is more important?

Breakdancing is more than just a dance

In Oslo, breakdancers come from all over the world. The community serves as an important arena for integration, according to a recent doctoral study.

Diversity supports healthy economies and democracy

High cultural and ethnic diversity can contribute to more democratic societies with better economic management.

Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

New research shows that human hunting makes bears change their eating patterns.

The enigma of early Norwegian iron production

Ancient Norwegians made top-quality iron. But where did the knowledge to make this iron come from? An NTNU professor emeritus may have solved this riddle.

What do we do with boys who can’t read?

Boys are much worse at reading than girls. The disparities have been quite consistent over 15 years. New insights may give hope – if they’re put to use.

Goldfish produce alcohol to survive the winter

A new study of how goldfish survive frozen winters without oxygen by producing alcohol may shed light on alcohol resistance mechanisms.

Low-income earners skip going to the dentist

The financial crisis in Europe has led to fewer people with low incomes going to the dentist. This is also the case in Norway.
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