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Kon Tiki 2 sets sail

Two balsa rafts have sailed from Lima, Peru for the Easter Island. In six weeks the expedition will return after a trip of more than 5000 nautical miles. The rafts are equipped for full scale oceanographic research and the first attempt in our time to show how ancient mariners sailed the Pacifics.

Norwegians more tolerant of illegal wolf shooting

Sweden has ten times more wolves than Norway, yet Norwegians are less tolerant of wolves in the wild and are more likely to accept illegal shooting of the animals.

High-rise housing blocks – from bright vision to concrete hell

Opinions about suburban housing complexes have changed radically in the past 40 years.

Oslo’s golden ghettos

Wealthy and well-educated citizens of Oslo clump continuously tighter together.

The climate solutions lie in society

Researcher believes that the most effective responses to climate change will be the ones that address the society.

Is Oslo in danger of zombie urbanism?

Plans for new urban development in Norway's capital are a cliché of what a city should be, says Oslo architect and researcher Jonny Aspen. He fears the result could be urban areas that are empty of life.

Living the green dream -- a zero emissions city district

The researchers behind a climate neutral housing district in Trondheim often hear their plan blasted as utopian. And it is. But that doesn’t make it impossible or unrealistic.

Real hunters don’t shoot for fun

A true hunting experience is not about killing as many animals as possible, but about achieving a balance in the relationship between the hunter and the animal.

Hole in the mesh

The welfare state’s safety net doesn’t catch everyone. Parents’ economic status is still a factor determining who falls right through.