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Female leaders are catching up with their male colleagues

In Norway, two in three managers are still men. But researchers think this gender gap will close in one generation.

The future North Atlantic takes up more carbon than previously expected

Efficient carbon pathway to the deep ocean allows for a strong future uptake, new study shows.

East African farmers are positive to GMOs

Imagine the despair you would feel if your crops were destroyed. Perhaps due to drought, an aggressive plant disease or pests, or nutrient deficient soil? And back at home you have many hungry mouths to feed.

Sea salt reveals when oxygen entered Earth's atmosphere

Ancient sea salt drilled from a geologic basin in Russia provides new clues as to how Earth’s atmosphere became rich enough in oxygen to allow life to evolve.

This diaper liner can collect urine samples

A newly developed diaper liner can register substances in older patients urine, and rule out the possibility of urinary infection.

How bears adapt to hunting

Female brown bears in Sweden are now frequently caring for their offspring for an additional year.

The secrets of St. Clement’s church

A fascinating and complex history of the church has been uncovered, beginning with the original wooden church and leading to a sequence of three major rebuildings, corresponding in time with the transformation from Viking king Olaf to the royal saint St. Olaf of Norway.

Peacemaking in the Middle Ages

Historians explore how medieval elites avoided bloodshed and settled disputes.

How does social media affect your well-being?

Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.

Thousands of plastic pieces are floating towards the Arctic

Ocean currents carry plastic debris from all over the world towards the Arctic, but we cannot blame it all on others.
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Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.