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Early relationships influence childbearing

Childlessness is less likely if you have some cohabitation experience with a partner in an early relationship- but not too much.

Your walk and odour betray you

Soon you will be identified by body odour and your behaviour in public places. Researchers investigate the public's feelings about a higher degree of identification.

Building the best police force

Recruiters should consider personality over problem solving when looking for top police officer candidates, a Swedish study suggests.

2014 was a record year for conflicts

Last year was probably the most violent one since the end of the Cold War.

Gender equality gives men better lives

Men living in highly gender equal societies have better quality of life than men in less gender equal societies, according to a new study.

Nazis used own laws on German-Norwegian homosexuals

Norwegian homosexual men were punished harder during the Second World War if their sexual partners were Germans.

Women and men still study completely different university subjects

In the past decade few changes have occurred in the uneven gender distribution of Norwegian college and university students.

"Au pairs are underpaid maids”

Norwegian authorities describe the au pair scheme as cultural exchange. In reality, au pairs are professional housemaids with a salary as low as 69 Norwegian kroner an hour, according to researcher.

Making cycling safer for cyclists and drivers

Bicyclists, especially those who commute to work, are neither fish nor fowl: they can ride on the sidewalk, or ride in the road and take their chances with cars. How safely they ride is partly linked to how their peers see safety.

Immigrants live longer in spite of being less well educated

The statistics are clear: Norwegians who are less well-educated die younger than individuals who have studied at university. But among immigrants to Norway, this difference is less pronounced.