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New technology can detect fake fingerprints

3D fingerprinting can detect forgers. It could also make border crossings and passport controls safer and faster.

Microplastics in the earth: A reason to worry?

While the focus to date has been on microplastics in the ocean, microplastics in soils have largely been overlooked. Researchers are concerned about the lack of knowledge regarding potential consequences of microplastics in agricultural landscapes.

Inside Guantanamo’s barbed wire fence

A Norwegian researcher on international courts and tribunals wanted to see what is going on in the Military trials at Guantanamo Bay. That turned out to be quite the challenge.

Does it matter how long you sit—if you are fit?

It may not be enough just to meet public health guidelines for physical activity if you want to stave off the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, especially if you are older.

The welfare state boosts capitalism

"Welfare state arrangements work well in combination with capitalist competition," says economics professor.

Changing the world by changing social norms

Political initiatives have failed to solve the big global problems such as biodiversity depletion, growing resistance to antibiotics and climate change. However, politics may be able to turn vicious circles into virtuous ones, by helping to effect changes to social norms.

Ultrasound detects high cranial pressure

An anatomical discovery, combined with Norwegian ultrasound technology, is about to save lives and prevent brain damage.

Show your fingers to a neuroscientist

By comparing your index and ring fingers, a neuroscientist can tell if you are likely to be anxious, or if you are likely to be a good athlete.

Farmed salmon with lice prefer the deep

At night, salmon with heavy lice infestations swim deeper than the rest of the shoal. For the first time, this shows that salmon might have a natural behaviour that prevents new sea lice infestations.

Why white working class voters might choose Trump

Shame has sent white male working class voters into the arms of Donald Trump, says researcher.
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